Papers of Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 717-19, d. 1097, e. 1129-31, f. 637-8; Autogr. e. 10-11; Eng. lett. c. 483-6, d. 471-3
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Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers, including:  

  • Letters to Chambers, 1882-1949
  • Letters from W.W. Greg, 1910, 1920-46
  • Letters to and from Kenneth Sisam of the Clarendon Press, 1929-47
  • Lectures, essays, and drafts of unpublished novels and short stories by Chambers, 1888-1901, n.d.
  • Personal papers, 1884-1949
  • Press cuttings of reviews by Chambers, 1892-1936
  • Two exercise books containing lists by Chambers, 1948, of his published books, articles and verse

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers (1866-1954) was an English scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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 Chambers's executors in 1955 and his niece in 1960.


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. 44724-41.