Papers of the Webb Family

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 726-7, d. 475-8, d. 1104-32, e. 406-47, e. 1136-96, f. 97-100, f. 644-50, g. 214-30; Eng. lett. d. 474, e. 175-94
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Scope and Content

Papers of the Webb family, including:  

  • Journals of Benjamin Webb, 1837-85
  • Journals of Mildred H. Webb, daughter of Benjamin Webb, 1871-6
  • Holiday journals of Philip G.L. Webb, 1883-1930
  • Journals of C.C.J. Webb, 1877-1954
  • Letters from C.C.J. Webb to his mother, 1885-1904, and to his father, 1885

Administrative / Biographical History

The Webb family included Benjamin Webb (1819-1895), ecclesiologist, and his son Clement Charles Julian Webb (1865-1954), Oriel Professor of the philosophy of the Christian religion at Oxford.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bequeathed to the Library by C.C.J. Webb in 1954.


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. 44750-936.

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