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Collection Level Description: Tracing and Drawings of Watermarks by Edward Heawood

Reference: MS. Eng. misc. c. 272/1-7
Title: Tracing and Drawings of Watermarks by Edward Heawood
Dates of Creation: 20th cent.
Extent: 7 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Edward Heawood (1863-1949) was Librarian to the Royal Geographical Society, 1901-34, and Librarian Emeritus since 1934. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Tracings and drawings of watermarks by Edward Heawood, many printed in his Watermarks mainly of the 17th and 18th centuries (Hilversum, 1950).

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library by the compiler in 1944.

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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. 43715-21.

Access Points


Heawood | Edward | 1863-1949 | librarian

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