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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.

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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. 45288-91.

Access Points


Cotton | Henry | 1789-1879 | Bibliographer and Historian

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