Papers of John Richard Magrath

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letters to John Richard Magrath, with four groups of letters inherited or otherwise acquired by Magrath, to Edith Simcox, George and William Simcox, Amy Lefroy and Eleanor Grove. The letters to Magrath include some to his wife and are mainly on educational, university or social affairs. Eight photographs of individuals found within the collection can be found as MS. Photogr. c. 128, fols. 81-8.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Richard Magrath (1839-1930) was Provost of the Queen's College, Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were bought with the aid of a grant from the Queen's College, Oxford, from Christopher Edwards, through the Friends of the Bodleian, in 1998.


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

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection is available online at

Related Material

See also Transcripts of Letters made for J.R. Magrath (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 5, d. 31-3).