Papers of C.H. Pearson

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. b. 74-5, c. 386, d. 593-8, f. 380; Eng. lett. d. 186-92
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Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of C.H. Pearson, consisting of:  

  • Letters to Pearson, 1850-94
  • Letters to other members of the Pearson family, 1872-1926
  • Miscellaneous papers of Pearson, 1851-94, many relating to Oxford University
  • Papers relating to The collected mathematical papers of H.J.S. Smith, ed. J.W.L. Glaisher (Oxford, 1894)
  • Corrected proofs of C.H. Pearson, History of England in the early and middle ages (London, 1867)
  • Miscellaneous papers
  • Notes of lectures by Pearson
  • Notes by Pearson on historical subjects
  • Photograph album, 19th century

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Henry Pearson (1830-1894) was a colonial minister and historian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1962.


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. 42698-714.

Related Material

Pearson's correspondence as Minister of Education in Victoria, Australia, is in the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne.


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