Catalogue of notebooks of R.W. Church

University of Oxford, Bodleian Library

C. Parker

May 2002

Department of Special Collections
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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Diaries, 1859-73
B    Commonplace book and notebooks, 1832-6, 1865-84


Papers of R.W. Church, 1832-84

Abstract:
Notebooks and diaries, 1832-84, of R.W. Church, Dean of St. Paul's mainly compiled when he was Rector of Whatley, Somerset.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1209-16

Extent: 8 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Richard William Church (1815-90) was born in Lisbon, the eldest son of John Dearman Church, a merchant. He was brought up in Italy until his family moved to England when he was 13. He was educated at Redland school near Bristol and then at Wadham College, Oxford. After graduating in 1836, he became a Fellow of Oriel College and was involved in the Oxford Movement. In 1852 he resigned his fellowship to get married and accepted the living of Whatley parish, Somerset. In 1871 he accepted the deanery of St. Paul's, where he remained until his death. See - Dictionary of National Biography

Scope and Content

Notebooks containing diary entries, brief details of books read, quotations from various works and notes on various subjects.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Separated Material

Loose items removed from these volumes are MS. Eng. c. 7021, fols. 1-49.

Acquisition

Given by Col. Humphrey Paget, 1977 and reserved from use until 1990.

Preferred Form of Citation

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1209-16

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Church | Richard William | 1815-1890 | Dean of St Paul's | historian

Subjects (LCSH)

Diaries

A   Diaries, 1859-73

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1210-14


Scope and Content:

The diaries mostly contain notes on various philosophical and religious themes, with quotations from published authors and titles of relevant books.


Diary, June 1859-30 Sept. 1860
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1210
Extent: i + 85 leaves
Binding: Blind-ruled green calf, marbled endpapers

Scope and Content:

Contains mainly notes about, and quotations from, books read.


Diary, 1 Oct. 1860-31 July 1862
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1211
Extent: i + 81 leaves
Binding: Blind-ruled blue calf, marbled endpapers

Scope and Content:

Contains mainly notes about, and quotations from, books read.


Diary, 25 Nov. 1863-14 Feb. 1868
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1212
Extent: i + 139 leaves
Binding: Blind-stamped dark blue calf, marbled endpapers

Scope and Content:

Contains mainly notes about, and quotations from, books read.


Diary, 17 Feb. 1868-29 Apr. 1873
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1213
Extent: i + 117 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled dark blue calf, marbled endpapers

Scope and Content:

Contains mainly notes about, and quotations from, books read.

B   Commonplace book and notebooks, 1832-6, 1865-84

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1209, e. 1214-16


Commonplace book, 1832-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1209
Extent: iii + 207 leaves
Binding: Brown calf, with ties

Scope and Content:

Contains notes on various philosophical and religious themes, with quotations from published authors and titles of relevant books. Inscribed on fol. i 'R W Church Decr 31st 1831 Common Place Book No. 2'. Index on fols. 170-95.


Notebook, c.1866-74
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1214
Extent: i + 91 leaves
Binding: Blind-ruled red calf, marbled endpapers

Scope and Content:

Containing rough notes on various philosophical and religious themes, with a contents list on fols. 90-1. Inscribed on fol. iv 'Scraps for Notebooks'.


Notebook, c.1865-74
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1215
Extent: i + 145 leaves
Binding: Text-block detached from binding, binding missing. Half of fols. 1-49 torn away and missing

Scope and Content:

Containing rough notes and quotations on various philosophical and religious themes, with a contents list on fols. 140-1. Half of each leaf, fols. 1-49, has been torn out and is missing.


Notebook, 1880-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1216
Extent: i + 89 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled stiffened black calf wrappers, marbled endpapers. Ticket of 'Partridge & Cooper, 192 Fleet Street', London.

Scope and Content:

Rough notes on philosophical and religious subjects, with quotations and references from various works.


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