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Rolleston family

Letters to George Rolleston and his wife Grace

Date
1860-1885



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Description

Correspondents include Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie the younger (25, 49, 54, 106), Charles Darwin (1-2, 5-6, 68), Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (13, 60, 93), Charles Kingsley (8, 12), John Lubbock, afterwards 1st Baron Avebury (3, 62, 116), Sir Charles Lyell (10, 14-15), Sir James Paget (59, 87), John Richardson (7, 16, 127), and numerous Oxford professors and British and continental scientists.

The full list of letters is as follows:

1. Charles Darwin. Down, Bromley, 1 June [1860]

2. Charles Darwin. Down, Bromley, 6 June [1860]. Lacking signature.

3. John Lubbock, afterwards 1st Baron Avebury. High Elms, Farnborough, Kent, 11 July 1860

4. Jan van der Hoeven. Leiden, 7 Aug. 1860

5. Charles Darwin. Down, Bromley, 2 March [1861]. Lacking signature.

6. Charles Darwin. Down, Bromley, 7 March [1861]

7/1-2. John Richardson (1787-1865). Lancrigg, [Grasmere], 17 April 1862. With an engraving of Lancrigg

8. Charles Kingsley. Cambridge, 12 October 1862

9. Albany Hancock. Newcastle on Tyne, 21 April 1863

10. Sir Charles Lyell. Harley St., 5 May 1863

11. George Grote. Saville Row, London, 20 May 1863

12. Charles Kingsley. Eversley Rectory, 9 June 1863

13. Joseph Dalton Hooker. Kew, 20 June 1863

14. Sir Charles Lyell. York, 30 Sept. 1863

15. Sir Charles Lyell. Harley St., 17 Oct. 1863

16. John Richardson (1787-1865). Lancrigg, Grasmere, 28 Oct. 1864

17. Unidentified. 20 May 1865

18. W. Peters [? Wilhelm Karl Hartwig Peters (1815-1883)]. Berlin, 8 June 1865

19. David Livingstone. Botanic Garden, Oxford, 19 June 1865

20/1-2 Prof. Ed. Grube [? Adolph Eduard Grube]. Breslau, 2 Dec. 1865

21. Francis Jeune, Bishop of Peterborough. Palace, Peterborough, 17 Aug. 1866

22. Jan van der Hoeven. Leiden, 13 July 1866

23. Hermann Schlegel. Leiden, 21 Dec. 1866

24. Sherard Osborn. 11 Gloucester Terrace, [London], 15 Dec. 1867

25. Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie (1817-1880). Cowley House, Oxford, 17 Jan. 1868. Lacking signature.

26. Henry Baker Tristram. Greatham Vicarage, Stockton on Tees, 27 Jan 1868. Incomplete.

27. William Ewart Gladstone. 11 Carlton House Terrace, 26 March 1868

28. William Sharpey. Royal Society, 9 July 1868

29. Max von Pettenkofer. Munich, 5 April 1869

30. Asa Gray. Charlton House, Kew, 6 Oct. 1869

31. Henry Dashwood. Kirtlington Park, Oxford, 21 Aug. 1869

32. Asa Gray to Mrs. Rolleston. Charlton House, Kew, 22 Oct. 1869

33. Mary Arnold to Mrs. Rolleston. 17 Jan. 1870

34. Eduard Friedrich Wilhelm Pflüger. Bonn, 23 Aug. 1870

35. Pieter van Beneden. Louvain, 25 Aug. 1870

36. C. Claus [? Adolph Carl Ludwig Claus]. Marburg, 26 Aug. 1870

37. Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel. Jena, 27 Aug. 1870

38. Carl Gegenbaur. Jena, 28 Aug. 1870

39. Pieter van Beneden. Louvain, 4 Sept. 1870

40. Alexander Ecker. Freiburg, 11 Sept. 1870

41. Max Johann Sigismund Schultze. Bonn, 13 Sept. 1870

42. Robert Dudley Baxter. 6 Victoria St., London, 13 Oct. 1870

43. Friedrich Max Müller. 18 Feb 1872

44. John Phillips (1800-1874) to Mrs. Rolleston. Oxford, 21 Feb. 1872

45. John Phillips. 15 April 1872

46. Henry Parry Liddon. 3 Amen Court, London, 17 April 1872

47. Anton Dohrn. Palazzo Torlonia, Naples, 9 May 1872

48. Goldwin Smith. Berkeley House, Reading, 13 June 1872

49. Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie (1817-1880). Cowley House, Oxford, 26 June 1872

50. James Allanson Picton. St. Thomas' Square, Hackney, 24 Sept. 1872

51. Helen Menien(?) to Mrs. Rolleston. Newcastle on Tyne, 6 Jan. 1873

52. Alfred Russell Wallace. The Dell, Grays, Essex, 14 Feb. 1873

53. John Phillips. 27 Nov. 1873

54. Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie (1817-1880). Brockham Warren, Reigate, 1 Dec. 1873

55. John Phillips. 8 Dec 1873

56. Edwin Palmer, Archdeacon of Oxford. Oxford, 23 Jan. 1874

57. Herbert Spencer. 38 Queen's Gardens, Bayswater, 13 March 1874

58. Thomas Hughes (1822-1896) to Mrs. Rolleston, 4 Sept. 1874

59. Sir James Paget. The Hague, 27 Sept. 1874

60. Joseph Dalton Hooker. Down, Kent, 20 Nov. 1874

61. Thomas Henry Huxley. South Kensington, 18 Feb. 1875

62. John Lubbock, afterwards 1st Baron Avebury. 15 Lombard St., London, 10 March 1875

63. Thomas Dixon. 15 Sunderland St., Sunderland, 7 April 1875

64. Henry George Liddell. Christ Church, Oxford, 10 June 1875

65. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. 4 Upper Berkeley St., London, 2 July 1875

66. 'E.A.F.'. Postcard, 24 Aug. 1875. Postmark Wells

67. 'F.M.M.'. Postcard. Postmark Oxford, 24 Aug. 1875

68. Charles Darwin. Bassett, Southampton, 2 Sept. [1875]

69. James Edwards Sewell. New College, Oxford, 25 Nov. 1875

70. Edmund Alexander Parkes. Bitterne, Southampton, 1 Dec. 1875

71. Edmund Alexander Parkes. Bitterne, Southampton, 5 Dec. 1875

72. John William Burgon, Dean of Chichester. 14 March 1876

73. Henry George Liddell. Christ Church, Oxford, 11 April 1876

74. St. George Jackson Mivart. Burlington House, London, 7 June 1876

75. Goldwin Smith. The Grange, Toronto, 31 Aug. 1876

76. William Samuel Symonds. Pendock Rectory, 11 Oct. 1876

77. 'E.A.F.' Postcard 13 Oct. 1876. Postmark Oxford.

78/1-2. William Morris. Circular letter, lithographed, and signed receipt, as treasurer to a national conference on the Eastern Question. 26 Queen Square, London, 24 Nov. and 4 Dec. 1876

79. Friedrich Max Müller. Dresden, 24 Dec. 1876

80. Charles George Gordon. 7 Cecil St., Strand, London, 12 Jan. 1877

81. William Lloyd Garrison. Edensor Hotel, 12 June 1877

82. Charles Spence Bate. 8 Mulgrave Place, Plymouth, 19 Nov. 1877

83. Charles Spence Bate. 8 Mulgrave Place, Plymouth, 23 Nov. 1877

84. William Greenwell. 2 May 1878

85. William Ewart Gladstone. Postcard, 11 May 1878. Postmark Hawarden

86. William Lloyd Garrison. Boston, 1 July 1878

87. Sir James Paget. 1 Harewood Place, London, 13 July 1878

88. Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, afterwards 1st Baron Stanmore. 48 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, 3 June 1879

89. Heinrich Schliemann. London, 14 Sept. 1879

90. John Simon. 40 Kensington Square, London, 16 Dec. 1879

91. Sir Wilfrid Lawson. 1 Grosvenor Crescent, London, 21 June 1880

92. Unidentified. Cercle Artistique et Littéraire, 7 Rue Volney, Paris, 16 Oct. 1880

93. Joseph Dalton Hooker. Kew, 18 Oct. 1880

94. Sven Lovén. Stockholm, 22 Oct. 1880

95. Joseph Prestwich. 34 Broad Street, Oxford, 20 Nov. 1880

96. Allen Thomson to Mrs. Rolleston. 66 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, 27 April 1881

97. Henry Wentworth Acland to Mrs. Rolleston. Oxford, 2 Feb[?] 1882

98. Frances Power Cobbe to Mrs. Rolleston. 3 Hereford Square, London, 3 April 1882

99. Edward Burnett Tylor to Mrs. Rolleston. Wellington, Somerset, 8 Aug. 1882

100. Francis Darwin to Mrs. Rolleston. Down, Beckenham, Kent, 30 Sept. 1882

101. Henry Parry Liddon to Mrs. Rolleston. 3 Amen Court, London, 20 March 1883

102. Henry Parry Liddon to Mrs. Rolleston. 3 Amen Court, 10 May 1883

103. James Stuart to Mrs. Rolleston. Cambridge, 24 Jan. 1885

104. William Baly. Royal College of Physicians, London, 23 June, no year

105. William Bright. Christ Church, Oxford, 27 April, no year. 106. Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie (1817-1880). Cowley House, Oxford, 9 March, no year

107. Frances Power Cobbe. N.d.

108. John William Dawson. Oxford, n.d.

109. Neal Dow [?]. The Hill, Edgbaston, Birmingham, n.d.

110. James Anthony Froude. 5 Onslow Gardens, London, 14 Oct., no year

111. Sir Henry Holland. Visiting card with a note on the verso. 72 Lower Brook St., London, n.d.

112. Benjamin Jowett. N.d.

113. Benjamin Jowett. Balliol College, 28 Feb., no year

114. George Henry Lewes. The Priory, 21 North Bank, Regent's Park, London. 8 Aug., no year

115. Henry Parry Liddon to Mrs. Rolleston. Christ Church, 29 Oct., no year

116. John Lubbock, afterwards 1st Baron Avebury. House of Commons Library, 15 April, no year

117. Louisa P. MacDonald. Bordighera, n.d.

118. Friedrich Max Müller. Parks End, Oxford, 8 Feb., no year

119. Friedrich Max Müller. Parks End, Oxford, 24 Sept., no year

120. Friedrich Max Müller. 64 High Street, Oxford, 7 Dec., no year

121. Charles Neate. Aug. 9, no year

122. Charles Neate. Oriel College, Oxford, Oct. 13, no year

123. Edwin Palmer, Archdeacon of Oxford. N.d.

124. Mark Pattison. Lincoln College, Oxford, 1 March, no year

125. John Phillips. 8 March, no year

126. Prof. Dr. Rhousopoulos, of Athens. Visiting card with Greek inscription. N.d.

127. John Richardson (1787-1865). N.d.

128. H.C. Robinson [? Henry Crabb Robinson]. N.d.

129. Unidentified. N.d.

130. John Ruskin. Brantwood, Coniston, Lancs., n.d.

131. Postcard initialled 'H.S.' London, 7 March ?1876.

132. Goldwin Smith. Parks End, Oxford, 19 Jan., no year

133. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley. Christ Church, n.d.

134. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley. Christ Church, n.d.

135. John Tyndall. 15 March, no year

136. Note exchanged between George Rolleston and Alfred Russell Wallace. N.d.

137/1-5. Wrappers of letters to George Rolleston, 1866-79 and n.d. The letters have not been found.

138. Letter from George Rolleston to Miss Watson, possibly a copy, or not sent. N.d.

Publication/Creation

1860-1885

Physical description

138 items

Finding aids

Database description taken from that in: Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine, 1999).

Languages

  • English

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