SEARCH   ∑   SITEMAP   ∑   HELP
Oxford Digital Library
HOME   ∑   NEWS   ∑   SERVICES   ∑   ABOUT ODL   ∑   COLLECTIONS   ∑   CONTACT

Scenes from an extraordinary life: an exhibition marking the bicentenary of Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield), 1804-81
General Information

 Institution



University of Oxford
 Department Bodleian Library
 Title of Project Scenes from an extraordinary life : an exhibition marking the bicentenary of Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield), 1804-81
 Funded by: Oxford Digital Library Development Fund
 Length of
 collection/project
September 2004 - June 2005
 Summary

From 1st December 2003 to 1st May 2004 the Bodleian staged a major exhibition to mark the bicentenary of the British Prime Minister, novelist and writer, Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield ( 1804-81). The exhibition focuses on a number of stepping stones- various key stages in Disraeliís life. Most of the exhibits are drawn from Disraeliís own private papers ( known as the Hughenden collection) held on long term loan from the National Trust at Hughenden, other Bodleian collections and material from private collectors lent specifically for the exhibition.

The original exhibition has been digitised (with the exception of one or two items) and extended to include letters in their entirety and new items offered for inclusion. Funding by ODL also brought the opportunity for additional research and selected of material including the new section on Fun (1861-1901), the satirical magazine whose cartoons regularly featured Disraeli.

Collection
Description

 Subject 1
 Subject 2 
 
 Time period
 Language

 

 
Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield
British political history

1804-1977
English

Contact Details

Modern Papers
modern.papers@bodley.ox.ac.uk

Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BG
Tel: +44 (0)1865 (2)77046

URL Disraeli Bicentenary Exhibition and odl collections site
Record updated 13/11/2006
 

Copyright © 2002 ODL, Oxford
Terms and Conditions