Papers of George Thorn-Drury

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  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 289-90, d. 296, d. 342, d. 347, e. 255, e. 347-50, f. 83-4; Eng. poet. c. 26-7, d. 52, e. 49-50, f. 14-15
  • Dates of Creation
      19th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      19 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Transcripts, indexes and notes by George Thorn-Drury, mainly relating to 17th-century English poetry and drama, with some other papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Thorn-Drury (1860-1931) was a barrister and literary scholar. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were acquired by the Library in 1947 and 1952.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 43727-47.