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Collection Level Description: Bindery Journals and Notebooks of Anthony Gardner

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 888-93, e. 829
Title: Bindery Journals and Notebooks of Anthony Gardner
Dates of Creation: 1937-73
Extent: 7 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Bookbinding began as a hobby for Anthony Gardner (1887-1973), but following his retirement as a Chief Structural Engineer in the Ministry of Works in 1953 he established his own bookbinding and restoration firm. Gardener was also a self-taught engraver and calligrapher.

Scope and Content

Bindery journals and notebooks of Anthony Gardner, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library in 1975.

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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. 45609-15.

Access Points


Gardner | Anthony | 1887-1973 | bookbinder

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