Catalogue of the papers of The Bibliographical Society

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Minutes and meetings
    A.1  Council meeting minutes
    A.2  Lecture meeting minutes
    A.3  Miscellaneous meeting papers
B    Financial papers
C    Membership records
D    Officers' papers
E    Library
F    Colophon Club
G    Centenary
H    Awards and medals
I    Printed papers for members
J    The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, the Society's Journal
K    Publications
    K.1  Correspondence and papers of H.R. Plomer
    K.2  Papers relating to Peter Isaac and the British Book Trade Index
    K.3  Correspondence and papers relating to K.F. Panzer's revision of A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640
    K.4  Papers relating to The Cathedral Libraries Catalogue: books printed before 1701 in the libraries of the Anglican cathedrals of England and Wales
    K.5  Other publications
L    Miscellaneous


Archive of The Bibliographical Society, 1892-1999

Abstract:
Archive of the Bibliographical Society, 1892-1999, including minutes, financial and membership papers, officers' papers and papers relating to publications.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 8056-8170; MS. Photogr. c. 504


Extent: 116 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English

Organisational History

The Bibliographic Society was founded in 1892 and is dedicated to the promotion of the study of the book and its history. In addition to encouraging research in the areas of bibliography and the history of the book trade, it also offers grants and awards for excellence in research in this field, and offers a series of lectures on the topic both for members and to the public through special events. The Society publishes a quarterly scholarly journal entitled The Library. It has also published a number of works in the fields of Historical bibliography, publishing and the book trade.

Scope and Content

The Archive consists primarily of the administrative records of the Bibliographical Society. This includes members’ correspondence and records, financial and administrative records and minutes of meetings. It also includes correspondence re various events in the history of the Society, publications and other society matters.

Arrangement

The Archive has been arranged in series. The materials, however, have not been further arranged at an item level and are in original order at the file level in most cases.

Acquisition

The papers were deposited by the Bibliographical Society on 19 November 2008.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library (followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 8056)

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Bibliographical Society

Subjects (LCSH)

Bibliography

A   Minutes and meetings


Scope and Content:

A complete set of minute books of the Council from 1892 to 1984 and of the lecture meetings from 1892 to 1983, together with miscellaneous minutes of sub-committees and other Society meetings, including related documents and correspondence as originally filed.

A.1   Council meeting minutes


Council meeting minutes
Date: 25 July 1892-26 November 1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8056

Extent: 1 vol.

Council meeting minutes
Date: 18 February 1901-27 May 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8057

Extent: 1 vol.

Council meeting minutes
Date: 7 October 1907-10 December 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8058

Extent: 1 vol.

Council meeting minutes
Date: April 1918-December 1929
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8059

Extent: 1 vol.

Council meeting minutes, with related correspondence
Date: 1929-1939
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8060

Extent: 1 vol.

Council meeting minutes
Date: 1939-1951
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8061

Extent: 1 vol.

Council meeting minutes
Date: 1951-1960
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8062

Extent: 1 vol.

Council meeting minutes
Date: 1961-1994
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8063

Extent: 1 vol.

Council meeting minutes - typescript copies
Date: 15 July 1892-25 June 1934
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8064

Extent: 1 vol.

Council meeting minutes - typescript copies
Date: 15 July 1892-25 June 1934
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8065

Extent: 1 vol.

A.2   Lecture meeting minutes


Lecture meeting minutes
Date: 1892-1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8066

Extent: 1 vol.

Lecture meeting minutes
Date: 1908-1923
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8067

Extent: 1 vol.

Lecture meeting minutes
Date: 1923-1940
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8068

Extent: 1 vol.

Lecture meeting minutes
Date: 1940-1956
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8069

Extent: 1 vol.

Lecture meeting minutes
Date: 1956-1972
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8070

Extent: 1 vol.

Lecture meeting minutes, with related papers
Date: 1973-1983
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8071

Extent: 1 vol.

A.3   Miscellaneous meeting papers


Miscellaneous meeting papers
Date: 1946-1984
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8072

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Council meeting papers, 1946-1954
  • Papers relating to constitution and rules and revision of statutes, 1955-1960
  • Publications sub-committee minute book, 1955-1961
  • Council papers and correspondence, 1955-1965
  • Membership sub-committee ppaers, 1957-1958
  • Minutes of council and related documents, 1961-1965, 1971-1974
  • Publications sub-committee papers, 1964, 1984
  • Council meeting papers, June 1962

Miscellaneous meeting papers and correspondence
Date: 1965-1968
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8073

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Include draft copies of general purposes revenue account and balance sheet as at 31st December 1964 and 1967, draft of memorandum to Davison re publication, minutes of meetings of the council and the publications sub-committee, with related correspondence.


Miscellaneous meeting papers and correspondence
Date: 1971-1981
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8074

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Include meeting minutes and related correspondence, papers and balance sheets.


Miscellaneous meeting papers and correspondence
Date: 1982-1986
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8075

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Include meeting minutes, correspondence and rules for the Committee, and list of members of Council.

B   Financial papers


Scope and Content:

Account books and financial documents, including those for revenue from sales and membership fees, as well as records of expenses and taxation.


Bank book
Date: 1892-1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8076

Extent: 1 vol.

General ledger
Date: 1927-1931
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8077

Extent: 1 vol.

General ledger
Date: 1932-1941
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8078

Extent: 1 vol.

Income book
Date: 1958-1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8079

Extent: 1 vol.

Income book, with related notes and correspondence
Date: 1965-1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8080

Extent: 1 vol.

Postage book
Date: 1929-1953
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8081

Extent: 1 vol.

Treasurer's petty cash book
Date: 1945-1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8082

Extent: 1 vol.

Day book
Date: 1957-1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8083

Extent: 1 vol.

General ledger
Date: 1953-1968
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8084

Extent: 1 vol.

VAT journal
Date: 1973-1980
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8085

Extent: 1 vol.

Sales invoice register
Date: 1932-1933
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8086

Extent: 1 vol.

Sales invoice register
Date: 1933-1936
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8087

Extent: 1 vol.

Sales invoice register
Date: 1936-1938
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8088

Extent: 1 vol.

Sales invoice register
Date: 1938-1941
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8089

Extent: 1 vol.

Sales invoice register
Date: 1941-1944
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8090

Extent: 1 vol.

Sales invoice register
Date: 1950-1951
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8091

Extent: 1 vol.

Sales invoice register
Date: 1951-1952
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8092

Extent: 1 vol.

Sales invoice register
Date: 1952-1953
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8093

Extent: 1 vol.

Miscellaneous financial papers
Date: 1893-1984
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8094

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Invoices for printing, 1893-1969
  • Income tax assessments, 1948-1961
  • Investments, 1956-1961
  • Insurance, 1956-1968

Miscellaneous sales documents
Date: 1924-1984
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8095

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Royalties, 1964-1984
  • Oxford University Press statements of sales of The Library, 1924-1967
  • Books sales, 1956-1967

Annual reports
Date: 1961-1981
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8096

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Annual reports, with related documents and correspondence.

C   Membership records


Scope and Content:

Published lists of members and rules of the Society, together with membership applications and related correspondence with the Council on membership issues.


Published membership lists
Date: 1892-1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8097

Extent: 47 booklets

Scope and Content:
  • The Bibliographical Society Rules and List of Members, 1892-1939
  • Miscellaneous editions of the lists, 1944, 1947, 1950, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1973

Published membership lists
Date: 1894-1939
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8098

Extent: 49 booklets

Scope and Content:

Duplicate copies of published lists of members. Includes bound copy of lists 1893-1903, and some annotated editions.


Published membership lists
Date: 1893-1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8099

Extent: 45 booklets, 2 folders

Scope and Content:
  • Various duplicate copies of lists of members, 1893-1964
  • Annotated list of members in draft format, 1968-1969
  • Annotated list of members in draft format, 1971-1973

Membership applications and election correspondence
Date: 1959-1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8100

Extent: 1 box
Arrangement:

alphabetical by applicant, in annual folders



Membership applications and election correspondence
Date: 1966-1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8101

Extent: 1 box
Arrangement:

alphabetical by applicant, in annual folders



Membership applications and election correspondence
Date: 1970-1971
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8102

Extent: 1 box
Arrangement:

alphabetical by applicant, in annual folders



Membership applications and election correspondence
Date: 1972-1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8103

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Members' correspondence, 1972
  • Members' correspondence, 1973

Membership applications and election correspondence
Date: 1984-1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8104

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Members' correspondence, 1984
  • Members' correspondence, 1985
  • Members' correspondence, 1986
  • Members' correspondence, 1987

D   Officers' papers


Scope and Content:

Files of various members of the Council of the Society, primarily correspondence between Council members and other papers relating to Officers' business. Officers' names are given where possible.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically where possible but unsorted beyond file level.



Early correspondence and papers
Date: 1892-1934
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8105

Extent: 6 folders

Scope and Content:
  • Printed notices, 1895-1919
  • Early correspondence, 1892-1932
  • Foundation of the Bibliographical Society and its early years, 1891-1895
  • A.W. Pollard's correspondence, 1908-1934
  • Secretary's files of R.J. Roberts, 1934
  • Appointment of trustees, 1928-1934

Secretary's papers and correspondence
Date: 1912-1948
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8106

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers of A.W. Pollard, R.B. McKerrow and F.C. Francis relating to the establishment of the Society in America and as an official organisation for tax and income purposes, with miscellaneous correspondence regarding Society publications and meetings.


Officers' correspondence
Date: 1928-1950
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8107

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of R.B. McKerrow, Sharp, F.C. Francis and Wilson regarding the scheduling of council meetings, various publications and lectures, membership matters and requests, and financial and administrative matters, 1930-1950. Also includes annotated copies of the rules and list of members, 1928-9, 1930-31


Officers' correspondence
Date: 1931-55
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8108

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of R.B. McKerrow, Sharp, F.C. Francis and Wilson regarding various publications including The Library, primarily requests and offers of articles. Includes an interim report of the sub-committees, 1945.


Secretary's correspondence and papers
Date: 1940-1967
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8109

Extent: 6 folders

Scope and Content:

Files of F.C. Francis

  • Society publications, 1957-1962
  • Sales of publications to public, 1956-1959
  • Publication stock lists, 1940-1958
  • Society papers, 1956-1961
  • Correspondence with Oxford University Press, 1955-1967
  • Grants, appeals and charitable Trusts, 1955-1967

Secretary's correspondence and papers
Date: 1951-1959
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8110

Extent: 3 folders

Scope and Content:

Files of F.C. Francis and H.M. Nixon

  • Bibliographical Society archives, 1951-1954
  • Secretary's correspondence, 1958
  • Secretary's correspondence, 1959

Secretary's general correspondence
Date: 1960, 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8111

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Content:

Files of F.C. Francis


Secretary's general correspondence
Date: 1963-1966
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8112

Extent: 4 folders

Scope and Content:

Files of F.C. Francis and R.J. Roberts


Secretary's correspondence and papers
Date: 1962-1980
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8113

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Content:

Files of R.J. Roberts

  • Correspondence relating to lecture participants, 1965-1980
  • Miscellaneous secretary's correspondence, 1962-1970

Secretary's correspondence
Date: 1967-1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8114

Extent: 4 folders

Scope and Content:

Files of R.J. Roberts

  • Membership correspondence, 1967-1971
  • General correspondence, 1967
  • General correspondence, 1968-1969
  • Miscellaneous publications correspondence, 1966-1969

Secretary's correspondence
Date: 1967-1978
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8115

Extent: 6 folders

Scope and Content:

Files of R.J. Roberts and Mirjam Foot

  • General correspondence, 1967, subdivided into accounts, membership, University Press, secretary, treasurer, U.S. treasurer
  • General correspondence, 1968, subdivided into Amercian treasurer, membership, O.U.P. and University Presss, secretary, treasurer
  • General correspondence, 1969, subdivided into credits, membership, O.U.P. and University press, reproints, secretary, forward orders
  • General correspondence, 1970, subdivided into O.U.P. and University Press, reprints, secretary, treasurer, U.S. treasurer
  • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1977-1978, including final grant report to Harvard University Library for the revision of Pollard and Redgrave's Short-title Catalogue, 1977; correspondence regarding offers of publications to The Library; copy of New Light on Compositor E of the First Shakespeare Folio; publications sub-Committee minutes for 13 December 1977; minutes of council for 27 October, 1977; and miscellaneous correspondence regarding membership and publications
  • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1978, including correspondence regarding various membership requests and the posting of publications and various membership requests

Secretary's subject correspondence
Date: 1962-1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8116

Extent: 11 folders

Scope and Content:

Files of R.J. Roberts

  • Publications list revision, 1962-1966
  • Appointment of trustees, 1963-1965
  • Revision by Professor Charles Mish of Esdaile's A List of English Tales and Prose Romances published before 1740, 1963-1967
  • Publication of an index by Merrill to F.B. Williams' Index to Dedications and Commendatory Verses in English Books before 1641, 1964
  • Additions and revisions made to F.B. Williams' Index to Dedications and Commendatory Verses in English Books before 1641, 1973
  • Publication of The Diary of Humfrey Wanley, 1964-1966
  • Caxton Ovid MS: includes votes by council members regarding the proposed donation of £100 to Magdalene College, Cambridge for the purchase of the Caxton Ovid manuscript, with related correspondence, 1966
  • Move of the Society's library, 1967-1969
  • Permissions for reprinting and quoting from the Society's publications, 1968-1970
  • Permissions for reprinting and quoting from the Society's publications, 1969-1977
  • Meeting at UCL, 1968-70

Secretary's subject correspondence
Date: 1962-1979
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8117

Extent: 8 folders

Scope and Content:

Files of R.J. Roberts and Mirjam Foot

  • Papers and lectures delivered at meetings, 1962-1969, 1975
  • Publication of Ilse Schunke's A History of 16th Century German Binding, 1963
  • Durham Cathedral's rebinding of rare books, 1963-1964
  • Registration as a charity, 1963-1965
  • Publication of The Stationers' Register for 1710-1746 by David Foxon, 1966-1967
  • Project LOC: an experiment to provide the basis for the construction of a union catalogue of books published before 1801 in the British Museum, and in the libraries of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, 1968-1969
  • Revisions of the Short Title Catalogue, including sub-committee meetings, 1968-1973
  • The prospectus and list of publications of the Society, 1974-1979

Secretary's correspondence
Date: 1970-1979
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8118

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

General enquiry correspondence of R.J. Roberts, with loose material including

  • Publications stock lists
  • Annual meeting notices
  • Correspondence regarding lectures and summer meetings and visits from members and guests
  • Membership applications and resignations
  • Papers related to various appeals and projects
  • Library papers and correspondence

Secretary's correspondence
Date: 1970-1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8119

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of R.J. Roberts and Mirjam Foot. Includes correspondence regarding requests for publication and grants for publication, membership requests and cancellations, offers of employment/services, together with prospectus and list of publications for 1971.


Miscellaneous correspondence and papers
Date: 1961-1998
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8120

Extent: 12 folders

Scope and Content:
  • Minutes of council and committees, 1961-1964
  • Discussion meetings minutes and notes, 1962-1963
  • Publications and meeting notices, 1963-1977
  • Short Title Catalogue correspondence and papers, 1964-1969
  • Survey of book trade document, 1967
  • John Carter's correspondence, 1969-1970
  • R.J. Roberts' correspondence, 1969-1973
  • Publications committee minutes and correspondence, 1973
  • Correspondence and publications of other bibliographical societies, 1974-1980
  • Society's library move, 1983
  • Reports, 1997
  • Reprints and receipts, 1998

Secretary's correspondence
Date: 1986-1996
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8121

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence for Mirjam Foot regarding council appointments in UK and American branches of the Society, requests for permission to use, quote or republish society's publications, and inserts and advertisements to be included in The Library.

E   Library


Librarian's papers, with various publications
Date: 1917-1982
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8122

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Papers relating to the Society's library, 1964-1982
  • Miscellaneous proof pages and type facsimiles, n.d.
  • Library classification and subject heading scheme, n.d.
  • Copies of various publications belonging to the library's collection, 1917-1978

Librarian's papers, with various publications
Date: 1856-1968
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8123

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Library loan register, 1931-1968
  • Library holdings list: books entered since sending checklist to the Press, 1935
  • Handlist of some of J.Y.M. MacAllister's books, 1856-1925
  • Library lists and circulars, 1893-1970

Librarian's papers and correspondence
Date: 1928-1984
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8124

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Miscellaneous correspondence to McKerrow, 1928-1934
  • Correspondence with R.J. Roberts, 1968-1972
  • Correspondence with R.J. Roberts concerning membership lists, 1969-1970
  • Council minutes (incomplete), 1975-1982
  • Agreement with Stationers' Company to house the library, 1980
  • Correspondence regarding the Society's library, 1982-1992
  • Librarian's Colophon Club papers and photographs, n.d.
  • Secretarial files, n.d.
  • Bibliography for Sonnenschein's Best Book - Architecture, n.d.
  • Bibliography for Sonnenschein's Best Book - Fine Art, n.d.

Librarian's papers and correspondence
Date: 1925-1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8125

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Xerox of Colophon Club attendance book, 1925-1973
  • Librarian's correspondence, 1961-1968
  • Editors' miscellaneous correspondence, 1961-1963
  • Oldman Lunch, 1964
  • Librarian's correspondence, 1965-1977

F   Colophon Club


Scope and Content:

The Colophon Club was a dining club for entertaining lecture speakers and other guests of the Society.


Minute book
Date: 1905-1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8126

Extent: 1 vol.

Treasurer's account book
Date: 1905-1928
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8127

Extent: 1 vol.

Letter book
Date: 1905-1924
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8128

Extent: 1 vol.

Lecture meeting correspondence
Date: 1976-1988
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8129

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Miscellaneous correspondence and documents regarding meetings, correspondence with speakers about their lectures and setup, draft copies of lectures, and proofs and final copies of sessions notices.

G   Centenary


Scope and Content:

Papers relating to the celebration of the Society's Centenary in 1992.


Centenary correspondence and papers
Date: 1989-1996
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8130

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers relating to the Centenary appeal, publications and events.


Centenary correspondence of B.C. Bloomfield
Date: 1989-1995
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8131

Extent: 4 folders

Scope and Content:
  • Correspondence, 1989-1992
  • Centenary Appeal correspondence, including brochures and drafts, and papers concerning donations and benefactors, 1989-1991
  • Centenary Appeal correspondence, including papers concerning potential benefactors, 1992
  • Centenary Appeal correspondence, including papers concerning potential benefactors, 1993

Centenary dinner and exhibition
Date: 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8132

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Menus for dinner at Stationers' Hall, 13 July 1992
  • Papers relating to the Centenary brochure, 1992
  • Correspondence and papers relating to the dinner and exhibition, 1992

Centenary exhibition labels
Date: 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8133

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Displays labels used for the Centenary exhibition, ABA Park Lane.

H   Awards and medals


Papers concerning awards and medals given by the Society
Date: 1928-1997
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8134

Extent: 6 folders

Scope and Content:
  • Gold Medal, 1928
  • Gold Medals, 1932-1935
  • Gold Medal, 1952
  • Gold Medal, 1965
  • Account of the setting up of the Gold Medal, n.d.
  • Minor grants, 1997

I   Printed papers for members


Monthly publication list
Date: 1894-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8135

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Also includes miscellaneous correspondence and papers


Programme cards
Date: 1912-1963
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8136

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Also includes tenancy agreement for Bibliographical Society 1913, various publication lists, catalogues, articles, Society memoranda concerning publishing and rules, general information re publications about the society, notices of annual meetings, and lists of members.


Printed papers about meetings
Date: 1924-1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8137

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Arrangement cards outlining dates of lectures meetings and papers to be read, 1924-1958
  • Annual meeting notices, including annual reports, 1925-1974
  • Notice regarding publications, 1932

J   The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, the Society's Journal


Editor's corrrespondence
Date: 1960-1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8138

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and documents of D.G. Neill and J.T.C. Oates regarding article submissions. Also includes list of books wanted for review, and rough accounting notes and receipts for publication-related expenses.


Editor's correspondence
Date: 1961-1966
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8139

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of D.G. Neill. Includes policy statement, accounts, newsletters and bibliographies, 1961-1966.


Editor's correspondence
Date: 1961-1971
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8140

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of D.G. Neill and R.A. Sayce concerning microfilming & reprinting The Library, miscellaneous correspondence with contributors, off-prints, article drafts and galley proofs.


Editor's correspondence
Date: 1945, 1961-1980
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8141

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of D.G. Neill, R.A. Sayce and P.H. Davison with publishers, contributors and officers, also including table of symbols for printer and authors' proof corrections 1945, memorandum on publishing policy 1960 and a photograph of initials for inclusion in an article.


Editor's correspondence
Date: 1962-1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8142

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Files of R.A. Sayce and P.H. Davison

  • Correspondence regarding Reed Paper Group's opening of education and training centre, 1962
  • Meeting papers and correspondence of the Colophon club, 1962-1964
  • Correspondence with John Carter, 1962-1970
  • Correspondence with Bill Bond, 1964-1965, 1974-1975
  • Papers relating to A Bibliography of the Musical Works published by John Walsh, 1965-1970
  • Correspondence between various contributors and members of Council, 1969-1977
  • Papers and correspondence relating to John Sparrow's sabbatical, 1971
  • Submissions correspondence, 1974-1977
  • Correspondence with B.C. Bloomfield, 1974,1977
  • R.J. Roberts' correspondence with Willie Beattie, 1975
  • Membership application correspondence, 1975
  • Papers regarding the sale of Morison book, 1977
  • Correspondence regarding Bodoni's Manuale tipografico, n.d.
  • Pamphlets from the Hispanic Society of America, n.d.
  • Papers concerning a visit to the Queen's Library, n.d.

K   Publications


Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers relating to various publications by members of the Society

K.1   Correspondence and papers of H.R. Plomer


Scope and Content:

H.R. Plomer was the author of a number of Society publications.


Correspondence and papers
Date: 1880-1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8143

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence between Plomer and other members of the Society. Correspondents include W.H. Allmutt, W.E.A. Axon, John Ballinger, G.S. Cockayne, J.H. Crosby, Robert Dunlop, John Ferguson, John Foster, E.A. Fry, Strickland Gibson, Charles Welch, Henry Wheatley, George Gray, Gordon Duff, J.E. Hudson, Alfred Huth, Francis Jenkinson, J. Knight, Sydney Lee, F. Madan, E.R. McDix, Moule, B. Nicholson, A.W. Pollard, Gilbert Redgrave, C.R. Rennington, Charles Sayce, W. Simpson Sparrow, Elliott Stack, Joseph Straus, W.D. Sweeting, John Taylor, Henry Tedder, Walfords.


Correspondence and papers
Date: 1913-1954
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8144

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes correspondence with Frank Francis regarding paper revisions, a list of publishers' circulars on books, notes on printers and booksellers collected by Frank Francis, Mrs. Millan's notes on 18th century booksellers, appendix on trade biographies and publishers of the bad quartos, and offprints of articles on 18th century booksellers with related correspondence.


Correspondence and papers
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8145

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers regarding 'A handlist of books printed in England, Scotland and Ireland and English books printed abroad before 1641 in the Library of University College London'.

K.2   Papers relating to Peter Isaac and the British Book Trade Index


Papers
Date: 1965-1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8146

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Papers relating to Isaac and the British Book Trade Index, the Book Trade History Group and associated seminars, 1985-1987
  • History of Book Trade in the North financial and publication papers, 1965-1971
  • History of Book Trade in the North and other seminar papers, 1973-1977

Papers
Date: 1987-1991
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8147

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Annual seminar papers and reports, and related correspondence.

K.3   Correspondence and papers relating to K.F. Panzer's revision of A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640


Scope and Content:

This publication was first compiled by A.W. Pollard and R.G. Redgrave, 1926. The revised edition was published in 1990.


Papers and correspondence
Date: 1926, 1937
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8148

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Unbound printed copy of the Short Title Catalogue and correspondence regarding copy and additions and revisions.


Revision papers and correspondence
Date: 1964-1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8149

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, documents and notes regarding the revisions mainly to vols. I and II of the Short Title Catalogue, primarily between K.F. Pantzer and R.J. Roberts.


Revision papers and correspondence
Date: 1973-1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8150

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, documents and notes regarding the revisions mainly to vols. I and II of the Short Title Catalogue, primarily between K.F. Pantzer and R.J. Roberts.


Revision papers and correspondence
Date: 1981-1990
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8151

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Short Title Catalogue vol. III, revision proposal and publication correspondence, 1981-1989
  • Short Title Catalogue publishing party correspondence and papers, 1990

Revision papers and correspondence
Date: 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8152

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Short Title Catalogue vol. I, correspondence with Oxford University Press
  • Dr. Rider, correspondence and papers
  • Fundraising and printing correspondence

Short-Title Catalogue and other publication reprints
Date: 1962-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8153

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Reprint correspondence with printers, 1962-1966
  • Reprints of Greg, 1962-1969
  • Reprints of Printers Dictionary, 1967-1973
  • Reprint correspondence with printers, 1988-1992

Title pages, A-H
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8154

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Copies of title pages from books, many with Short Title Catalogue reference numbers. Dates of books vary and go beyond the dates of the volumes included in STC.


Title pages, I-Z
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8155

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Copies of title pages from books, many with Short Title Catalogue reference numbers. Dates of books vary and go beyond the dates of the volumes included in STC.

K.4   Papers relating to The Cathedral Libraries Catalogue: books printed before 1701 in the libraries of the Anglican cathedrals of England and Wales


Scope and Content:

This publication was edited by M.S.G. McLeod and completed by K.I. James and D.J. Shaw.


Cathedral Libraries Catalogue survey questionnaires
Date: 1972-1990
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8156

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Correspondence with Cathedral libraries and questionnaires
  • Surveys of Cathedral libraries, 1984-1987

Cathedral Libraries Catalogue papers and correspondence
Date: 1972-1990
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8157

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Correspondence, 1972-1979
  • Drafts and correspondence, 1976-1978
  • Ecclesiastical Libraries Committee minutes and correspondence, 1977-1982

K.5   Other publications


Papers and correspondence relating to H.S. Ashbee, An Iconography of Don Quixote 1605-1895, 1895
Date: 1983-1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8158

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Illustrated monograph no. III issued by the Bibliographical Society, with list of corrections, additions and omissions.


Papers and correspondence relating to R.B. McKerrow, Printers' & Publishers' Devices in England & Scotland 1485-1640, 1913
Date: 1923-1938
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8159

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

MSS copies, and related correspondence with editors and publishers.


Miscellaneous publications papers
Date: 1929-1955
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8160

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Financial papers mainly regarding publications, 1931-1941
  • Memorandum on proposed survey of manuscripts of the British Isles by de Ricci, 1936
  • Miscellaneous sub-committees' papers and correspondence, mainly on publications including the Short Title Catalogue, 1960-1963

Miscellaneous publications correspondence
Date: 1959-1981
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8161

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Turner and the Bodleian Index of Bibliographical papers, 1966-1981
  • Wiener unstamped periodicals, 1966-1970
  • Morris bibliography of Cleveland, 1964-1967
  • English Sitwell, 1963-1964
  • Krummel, 1970-1977
  • Ferguson, Stationers Poor Book, 1965-1970
  • Stevenson, Missale Speciale, 1963-1968
  • Stationers Libera, 1959-1979
  • University Microfilms Society reprints correspondence, 1969-1973

Miscellaneous publications correspondence
Date: 1959-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8162

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • David Hunter's Opera and Song Books published in England 1703-1726: A Descriptive Bibliography, 1995-1997
  • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1963-1973
  • Hodnett Illustrations
  • Hodnett Woodcuts correspondence, 1973
  • Bowyer Ledger
  • Watson-The Manuscript of Henry Saville of Banke
  • Reprinting STC, 1970
  • Marks on Books Border Decoration in later Medieval Mss, 1998-2002
  • F.B. Williams, Index of Dedications and commendatory verses

Miscellaneous publications correspondence
Date: 1962-1980
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8163

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Correspondence with Dawson, 1972-1975
  • Cathedrals catalogue correspondence, 1976
  • English Music Printing correspondence, 1975
  • Publications policy statement, 1960
  • Publication correspondence, 1960-1969
  • Publication rejections, 1968-1969
  • Publications Sub-committee, 1961-1982

L   Miscellaneous


Photographs, engravings and plates
Date: c. 1992-1996
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8164

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Prints of sketches of various locations in Africa, Asia, North America and the Mediterranean, primarily featuring indigenous peoples
  • Book containing lithographs of drawings, title page missing
  • Photographs of Bibliographical Society Exhibit June 1996
  • Sketches of Louis Fagan and of Francis Jenkinson, Librarian of Cambridge University, by Emery Walter Lecit
  • Photographs of various members, many of which feature in the centenary publication
  • Documents regarding the A.W. Pollard Portrait Fund

'Map of Mr. Bell's Journey from St. Petersburg to Ispahan and from Petersburg to Constantinople'
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8165

Extent: 1 map

Glass slides
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 504

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • Includes 15 glass lantern slides featuring images of antiquarian manuscript covers
  • Box also includes foreign news clippings

Miscellaneous publications and copies [not published by the Society]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8166

Extent: 1 box

Miscellaneous publications [not published by the Society]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8167

Extent: 1 box

Copies of Book of Orders of the Company of Stationers 1602
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 8168-70

Extent: 1 box

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