Journals of Nassau William Senior

Scope and Content

Journals of Nassau William Senior, recording conversations in France, August-September 1860, March-May 1863, probably in the hand of his daughter Mrs M.C.M. Simpson, with some corrections by him.

Administrative / Biographical History

Nassau William Senior (1790-1864) was an economist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The journals were bought from H.G. Commin in 1961.


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. 40190-2.

Related Material

See also Paris Journals of Nassau William Senior (MSS. Eng. hist. d. 259-60).


Versions are printed in Conversations with M. Thiers, M. Guizot, etc. (London, 1878), ii, 356-88, and Conversations with distinguished persons, etc. (London, 1880), i, 2-136, 183-311. The last three conversations in d. 247 are printed in Bodleian Library Record, 7 (1962-7), 122-33.