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1st Lord Acton: Historical notes and transcripts

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8260

Scope and Contents


Bundles of bibliographic reference cards
Bundles of notes, including one marked 'heresies'
Volume 'Letters and Essays in prose and verse' by Richard Sharp (1759-1835) [Q.23.9 in Rare Books], missing cover
Pamphlet 'Lord Acton on Nationality and Socialism, two lectures given in August 1949 at the Oxford University tutorial classes committee summer school at Lady Margaret Hall with an appendix on Burke based on the Acton Manuscripts' by G. E. Fasnacht, 1949 (OUP)
Menu for a formal meal, 22/5/1897
Accounts of events
Bundles of copies/notes from letters
Papers which appear to be a draft for publication
Posters proclaiming conference of some academic distinction on Ignaz von Döllinger (in Latin)
Extracts from literary works
2 notebooks
Large unbound volume 'Inventario delle scrittare dei consultori in jure', 1873


  • Creation: 1800 (19th century)


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1 collection (2 boxes containing 3 folders, 2 loose sheets, and 3 bundles of papers)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from the Hon. Richard Acton and J. D. Woodruff (see Add. 8119) - material found since 1973 accession, July 1978

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