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Collection Level Description: Topographical Drawings collected by Henry Minn

Reference: MSS Top. gen. a. 22; Top. Oxon. a. 86
Title: Topographical Drawings collected by Henry Minn
Dates of Creation: 19th-20th cent.
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Henry Minn

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Henry Minn (1870-1961) was an Oxford watch maker. He was also a devoted Oxford antiquary and was one of the most active members of the Committee of the Oxford Millenary Exhibition in 1912. From 1935 he was a member of the extra staff of the Bodleian Library and catalogued topographical prints and drawings. During the latter part of his life he lived at The Old Manor in Cassington, Oxfordshire, and there wrote the history of the parish.

Scope and Content

Topographical drawings collected in two guard-books by Henry Minn. The first book contains designs for houses by William Wilkinson, published as plates in his English country houses (2nd ed., Oxford, 1875); the second book relates to Oxford, and includes a drawing of the Greyhound Inn by John Buckler, 1823.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed to the Library by Minn in 1961.

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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. II, nos. 54091-2.

Related Units of Description

See also the Henry Minn Collection; the papers of Henry Minn; and Topographical Collections of Henry Minn.

Publication Note

See scope and content.

Access Points

Architectural drawing | England

Topographical drawing

Buckler | John | 1770-1851 | topographical artist, architect, and antiquary

Minn | Henry | 1870-1961 | clockmaker and antiquary

Wilkinson | William | 1819-1901 | architect

Oxford (England)

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