– notes, frequently asked questions and useful links from the archivist and curator of manuscripts at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Opinions expressed are the author's own.

Some Balliol links

Stained glass

Images of the stained glass in Balliol Chapel are available from the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi HERE  and a couple of bits of medieval stained glass in the Library as well, HERE.  You can read all about the stained glass in the chapel, before and after rearrangements in 1912, HERE

College History

Henry Savage’s history of the College is the first history of any Oxford college based on documentary research. It is more of a fund-raiser than a work of scholarship, however. This copy was owned by Lord Eliock in the early 18th century and has a few mss notations to the back material of that period which seem to have been made by someone well-informed on Balliol matters. In the early 20th century it was owned by Edward Hilliard, then Bursar of the college. Balliofergus is already available at gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39 .88-2003&res_… but as the images are scratchy black and white reproductions and the EEBO service is only available by subscription, this copy will help to make the text more widely accessible http://www.flickr.com/photos/balliolarchivist/sets/72157625334030481

Frances de Paravicini’s college history

 HWC Davis’ college history (1st ed)

Victoria County History entry for Balliol College

Benjamin Jowett

LA Tollemache, Benjamin Jowett, Master of Balliol (1904)

Abbott & Campbell The Life and Letters of Benjamin Jowett (2 vols) 

Abbott & Campbell’s edition of Letters of Benjamin Jowett

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