The British Library, set up in 1973, was the former library of the British Museum.
Microfilm copies of the first-line index of manuscript poetry in the British Library.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).Existence/Location of Originals
The originals are held in the British Library.
A full description is available in the Library.
Consulting material: To consult archives and manuscripts, a full and unrestricted Bodleian reader's card (Group A) is required. You should apply for your card at the Admissions Office.
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