Papers of Richard Warwick Bond (1857-1943), Professor of English, University College, Nottingham

Scope and Content

Apart from general correspondence from 1796-1939 (some of it concerning earlier members of the Bond family), Bond's papers mainly reflect his literary activities. This included work on the Marlay papers (see GB 159 My) that he was editing for publication, and notes for his edition of Bercher's Nobility of Women, presented to the Roxburghe Club by Charles Brinsley Marlay. There are also some manuscript poems by Bond and material relating to his role as a Nottingham academic, including English Literature syllabuses.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Warwick Bond (1857-1943) was educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford, Bromsgrove Grammar School and Queen's College, Oxford. He embarked on an academic and literary career which culminated in 1911 with his appointment to the Chair of English at the University College, Nottingham. He retired from this post in 1925, but continued his literary activities until his death.


The typescript catalogue forms a subsidiary part of the catalogue of the Marlay Papers (see GB 159 My). The Bond collection is divided into two sections: BD 1-26, files of correspondence and associated papers, arranged chronologically within groups concerning particular topics or people; BD 27-105, literary and other papers.

Conditions Governing Access

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers

REPROGRAPHIC: Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

Other Finding Aids

NOTE: Copyright on all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

  • In the Reading Room, University of Nottingham Library: Typescript Catalogue, 5 pp
  • At the National Register of Archives, London: Typescript Catalogue, 5 pp

Conditions Governing Use

COPYRIGHT: Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email ). The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

LANGUAGE: English.

Custodial History

The papers of Richard Warwick Bond were presented to the Library of the University College, Nottingham in 1943.

Related Material

  • Papers and correspondence of the Marlay family (GB 159 My)


Bond, R. Warwick, The Marlay Letters 1778-1820, (1927)