Papers of H.H. Vaughan

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. b. 227-8, c. 364-73, d. 999, e. 970; Eng. hist. c. 1027, d. 458-78, d. 481, e. 339-40; Eng. lett. c. 457, d. 434-45, e. 153-6; Top. Oxon. c. 663, d. 716-17, e. 526
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Scope and Content

Papers of H.H. Vaughan, including:  

  • Correspondence, 1833-1916
  • Lectures as Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, 1849-54
  • Fragments and drafts of lectures and papers relating to attendance at Vaughan's lectures, 1850-7, n.d.
  • Miscellaneous papers relating to university affairs and concerning Vaughan's resignation from the professorship, 1835-57
  • Drafts and fair copies of an unfinished philosophical work, 1870-8
  • Collections for Vaughan's New readings and renderings of Shakespeare's tragedies (3 vols., London, 1878-86)
  • Papers of and concerning Sir John Vaughan, 1799-1841
  • Exercise book containing copies of letters and papers of C.R. Prinsep, concerning property in Singapore and Tasmania, 1858-9
  • Exercise book containing part of William Stubbs's inaugural lecture as Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, 1867

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Halford Vaughan (1811-1885) was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, 1848-58. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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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. 43083-143.

Related Material

See also Lectures by H.H. Vaughan (MSS. Eng. hist. d. 165-78).


The papers were extensively used in E.G.W. Bill, University reform in nineteenth-century Oxford (Oxford, 1973)

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