Journal of W.P. Emerton

Scope and Content

Journal of W.P. Emerton, compiled mainly in Oxford, 1863-1915 (many gaps). The 1863 volume, the first that Emerton compiled, is badly damp-stained, but remains fairly legible. The 1898 volume contains pencil notes by one of Emerton's daughters on members of the family and others mentioned in the journal.

Administrative / Biographical History

Wolseley Partridge Emerton (b 1843) was a barrister (Inner temple, 1882) and economist. He matriculated from Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1863.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The journal was bought from Titles, Oxford, 1992.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

The Library also holds an interleaved and annotated copy of one of Emerton's works, De Conjecturis Ultimarum Voluntatum (Oxford, 1894; shelfmark Rec. e. 180), which was bought with his journal.

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