Papers of J. Lawrence Hammond

Scope and Content

Papers of J. Lawrence Hammond and of his wife Barbara, consisting of:  

  • Correspondence, including:  
    • Letters from Hammond to his wife, 1915-29
    • Letters to Hammond from his wife, 1901, 1912-36
    • Letters to Lawrence and Barbara Hammond, with some drafts of their replies, 1895-1948
  • Diaries, including:  
    • Diaries of Barbara Hammond, containing brief entries and household accounts, 1902-52
    • Pocket diaries of Lawrence Hammond, containing notes of appointments only, 1900-49
  • Miscellaneous papers, including articles and reviews, notebooks, working papers, newspaper cuttings, and personal papers

Administrative / Biographical History

John Lawrence Le Breton Hammond (1872-1949) was a journalist and historian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography. His wife, Lucy Barbara Hammond (1873-1961), was a historian. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library, 1962-3.


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. II, nos. 47396-561.

Related Material

See also Additional papers of John Lawrence Le Breton Hammond and Lucy Barbara Hammond (MSS. Eng. c. 5785-8, e. 3005; Photogr. b. 14, c. 76, d. 14).