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Collection Level Description: Letters to H.O. Coxe

Reference: MSS. Don. d. 144-5
Title: Letters to H.O. Coxe
Dates of Creation: 1852-81
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Henry Octavius Coxe (1811-81) was a librarian, palaeographer and antiquary. He was Bodley's Librarian, 1860-81. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Two volumes of letters to H.O. Coxe.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by his son Hilgrove Coxe, 1931, 1935, and transferred from Library Records, 1968.

Access Conditions

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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. 39102-3.

Access Points

Coxe | Henry Octavius | 1811-1881 | Librarian, Palaeographer, and Antiquary

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