About 346 letters addressed to Alfred Beesley, relating to his History of Banbury, in four volumes, with a list of correspondents' names at the commencement of each.
Correspondence of Alfred Beesley
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 108-11
- Dates of Creation1838-48
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description4 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Alfred Beesley (1800-1847) was a historian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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The letters were bought from G.A. Poynder, Reading bookseller, in 1912.
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. 35748-51.