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Collection Level Description: Papers of Richard Bentley

Reference: MSS. Don. b. 12-13, c. 86-7, d. 132-4
Title: Papers of Richard Bentley
Dates of Creation: 1889-1935
Extent: 7 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Richard Bentley (1854-1936) was a publisher. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Papers of Richard Bentley, relating to various publications.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from D.D. Evans, Day's Bookshop, Thame and given by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1961.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38645-51.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of the Publishing House of Bentley (MSS. Eng. misc. d. 810-11, d. 1209, e. 732-6; Eng. lett. c. 330.

Access Points

Publishers and publishing

Bentley | Richard | 1854-1936 | Publisher

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