Bodleian Library logo

Collection Level Description: Notebooks of Henry Cotton

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 292-5
Title: Notebooks of Henry Cotton
Dates of Creation: [c. 1814-63]
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Henry Cotton (1789-1879) was sub-librarian of the Bodleian Library, 1814-22. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Notebooks of Henry Cotton, containing records of events, and notes of and transcripts from books and manuscripts, in the Library; lists of 'high-priced or rare books' compiled from booksellers' catalogues and other sources; and miscellaneous bibliographical notes.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The notebooks were given to the Library by Henry Cotton's grand-daughter in 1946.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).

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. 45288-91.

Access Points

Bibliography

Cotton | Henry | 1789-1879 | Bibliographer and Historian

Bodleian Library


Contact Information
Search Online Catalogues

Consulting material: To consult archives and manuscripts, a full and unrestricted Bodleian reader's card (Group A) is required. You should apply for your card at the Admissions Office.

Pre-ordering: Before your visit you may order up to ten items by emailing specialcollections.bookings@bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Please be advised that some collection material is held offsite; we advise pre-ordering at least two working days before your visit to ensure material is available on your arrival.

Transformation from XML to HTML by Lawrence Mielniczuk
09 June 2011