Collection K/PP167 - WORMALD, Francis (1904-1972)

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WORMALD, Francis (1904-1972)


  • [1930-1960] (Creation)

Level of description



7 boxes or 0.07 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers of Francis Wormald, comprising several scientific notebooks by Honoria Yeo (Wormald's wife) during her time as a pharmacy student, [1930-1939]; photographs, photocopies and postcards, used for teaching or research purposes, of the exterior and interiors of British and European churches, church furnishings, and pages from numerous illuminated manuscripts, Psalters and books of hours, many from the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and British Museum, [1949-1960]; notebooks and loose notes used for lectures including on St Oswald, brasses and Danish invasions of England; papers on topics including French palaeography until the 14th century, English miniatures in the 12th century and Flemish texts in the 13-14th centuries, [1949-1960].

System of arrangement

Arranged in the original order received.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born, 1904; educated Eton School, 1918-1922, Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1922-1925; Assistant Keeper in the Department of Manuscripts, British Museum, 1927; first Professor of Palaeography at King's College London, 1949-1960; Fellow of King's College London, 1964; Director of the Institute of Historical Research, 1960-1968; Fellow of the British Academy, 1948; President of the Society of Antiquaries, 1965-1970; helped set up the Palaeography reading room at the University of London Senate House; married cousin Honoria Mary Rosamund Yeo in 1935; died 1972.

Custodial history

Received Nov 2004.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Bodleian Library, Oxford British Museum

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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