Key Features

This large collection contains the manuscripts, papers, and other interesting artefacts relating to the history of the College and its members, as well as prominent Unitarians. For the most up to date listing of the Archives holdings please see the Porter catalogue:

Porter Catalogue of Manuscripts in Harris Manchester College (readable PDF)

  • Manuscript collection: correspondence, diaries, lectures, sermons of College members and others, including:
  • James and Harriet Martineau, Joseph Blanco White, Arlosh, Aspland, Herford, Wicksteed, and Wood families, V.D. Davis, Lant and Russell Lant Carpenter, J.E. Carpenter, , Thomas Belsham, George Armstrong, John Taylor, John James Tayler, John Seddon, Joseph Priestley, Edwin Odgers, John McLachlan
  • Unitarians in India
  • Papers relating to the college in Oxford and its previous locations in London, York, and Manchester, and its predecessor, the Warrington Academy
  • College photographs from most years from 1893
  • Glass lantern slides: Our physical collection has also been digitised by the Historic Environment Image Resource Project. for more information and to contribute see: HeirTagger
  • Egyptian artefacts: Research into this collection is ongoing
  • College Minute Books: These have been digitised and are in the process of being transcribed. Please contact us if you would like to contribute time to this project.

For other college archives within Oxford visit Oxford College Archives

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