Papers of S.R. Gardiner

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. d. 4-15, e. 59-84
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Scope and Content

Copies and abstracts of documents, made by Gardiner, used in the compilation of his History of England for the years 1603-50 and 1621-47 (published 1869-89). The documents are chiefly copies of despatches and letters.

Administrative / Biographical History

Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1829-1902) was a historian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were presented to the Library by S.R. Gardiner, March 1896.


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

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 32019-30, 32033-58.