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Copleston, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSCOPLESTON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Copleston MSS

Short Title: Copleston, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1703-[1900]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 7 volumes.

Name of creator(s): W. J. Copleston; Edward Copleston; and others

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Edward Copleston (1776-1849), moral philosopher, entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1791. He quickly rose to prominence, largely due to his successful support in 1809 for the candidacy for the office of university chancellor of William Wyndham Grenville, Lord Grenville. Copleston served as provost of Oriel College, Oxford from 1814 to 1828 and was elected Bishop of Llandaff in 1827. He published works on economics, education and theology.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1703-[1900], of the Copleston family, mainly comprising correspondence of Edward Copleston, provost of Oriel College, Oxford, and bishop of Llandaf. MSS 22718-21 are apparently in the hand of his nephew, the Reverend W. J. Copleston.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 22716-22722.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available, together with a detailed list of contents, in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: No accruals expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased at Phillips of London (lot 122) on 19th of October 1989.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: For correspondence to Edward Copleston see also NLW MSS 21743C and 21977C. For other family papers included in the purchase see the NLW typescript volume Minor Lists and Summaries 1990, pp. 10-11. See also NLW Copleston Family Papers.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography on-line site, viewed 22 July 2009.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004 and July 2009.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Copleston family | Archives
Copleston, Edward | 1776-1849 | Correspondence

Personal names
Copleston , Edward , 1776-1849
Copleston , W. J. (William James)

Corporate names

Places

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