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A volume of letters received and drafts, copies and originals of letters sent (including seven to Nassau Senior, 1818-1841), 1818-1861. Also notes, memoranda and poems. Whately papers, Lambeth Palace Library, London, MS. 2164.

Copies of three dialogues on reasoning. NLW, Harpton Court papers, 3554.

Four letters to various correspondents, 1854-1857. Houghton Library, Harvard University.


JOHN GEORGE BERESFORD, c. 30 items, 1833-1859. Beresford papers, Trinity College, Dublin.

HENRY PETER BROUGHAM, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, five items, 1831-1836. Brougham papers, UCL

ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH, three letters, n.d. Bodleian, MS. Eng. Lett. c189, c190, d175.

EDWARD COPLESTONE, three letters, 1821-1825. Hawkins papers, Oriel College, Oxford.

EDWARD GRANVILLE ELIOT, 3rd Earl of St Germans, copies of six items, 1853. BL Add. MS. 43207.

CAROLINE FOX, several letters, 1836-1842. BL Add. MS. 51965.

GEORGE HAMILTON GORDON, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, c. 20 items, 1853. BL Add. MSS. 43250-43251.

CHARLES GREY, 2nd Earl Grey, 30 letters, 1832-1834. Grey of Howick papers, Durham DP

SIR WILLIAM ROWAN HAMILTON, 26 items, 1837-1863. Hamilton papers, Trinity College, Dublin.

EDWARD HAWKINS, 54 letters, 1823-1861. Hawkins papers, Oriel College, Oxford.

CHARLES THOMAS LONGLEY, two letters, 1847-1863. Longley papers, Lambeth Palace Library, London.

MACVEY NAPIER, six letters, 1828-1842. BL Add. MSS. 34613-34623.

JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, seven items, 1834. Newman papers, Oratory of St Philip Neri, Birmingham.

SIR ROBERT PEEL, six items, 1829-1842. BL Add. MSS. 40399-40499.

ADAM SEDGWICK, five letters, 1860. BL Egerton MS. 3020.

NASSAU WILLIAM SENIOR, many letters, 1811-1859. Nassau Senior papers, NLW

SAMUEL WILBERFORCE, five letters, 1846-1861. Bodleian, MSS. Wilberforce.

SIR ROBERT JOHN WILMOT-HORTON, two letters, 1829-1830. Catton collection, Derby Borough Library.

Printed Material

WILLIAM JOHN FITZPATRICK, Memoirs of Richard Whately, 2 vols. ( London, 1864).

ELIZABETH JANE WHATELY, The Life and Correspondence of Richard Whately , 2 vols. ( London, 1866).

Miscellaneous Remains from the Commonplace Book of Richard Whately, ed. Elizabeth Jane Whately ( London, 1864).

New Palgrave; ODNB; Boase III 1295; ESS xv 407.

Portraits: BL(P); NPG(A); see Centenary History of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland , ed. R. D. Collison

Black ( Dublin, 1947).