Papers of (Arthur) St. John Adcock

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 710-13, d. 1093-5, e. 1061-1124, f. 627-36, g. 210-11; Eng. lett. c. 477-8, d. 470; Eng. poet. c. 69-70, e. 169-71
  • Dates of Creation
      19th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      91 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of (Arthur) St. John Adcock, including:  

  • Correspondence, 1885-1930
  • Manuscript and typescript, verse, plays, short stories, essays, articles and reviews, and lectures, 1882-1930
  • Notebooks containing cuttings, from newspapers and periodicals, of verse, short stories and articles, 1882-1910
  • Journal, January 1885-June 1886, consisting mainly of notes on books read and on literary matters
  • Notebooks containing verse, notes and drafts of short stories and essays
  • Album of Marion L. Taylor (later Mrs St. John Adcock), containing photographs, greetings cards and press cuttings, ca. 1879-90

Administrative / Biographical History

(Arthur) St. John Adcock (1864-1930) was a novelist and journalist. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

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 given to the Library by Adcock's daughter in 1974.


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. 44628-718.