Collection Level Description: Letters to Rupert Simms
Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 377-81, d. 372
Title: Letters to Rupert Simms
Dates of Creation: 1889-1923
Extent: 6 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English
Rupert Simms (1853-1937) was a bookseller and Staffordshire antiquary.
Scope and Content
Letters to Rupert Simms, including:
- Letters relating to the compilation and publication of his Bibliotheca Staffordiensis
(Lichfield, 1894), 1889-94, 1912
- Scrap-book containing similar correspondence, 1889-90
- Correspondence relating mainly to his work as a bookseller and record searcher, 1894-1923
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The letters were bought from Dawsons of Pall Mall in 1975 and Winifred A. Myers in 1976.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a
valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see
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. 41424-9.
Booksellers and bookselling
Simms | Rupert | 1853-1937 | Bookseller and Antiquary
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