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Collection Level Description: Papers of B.H. Streeter

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 305-7; Eng. misc. b. 111
Title: Papers of B.H. Streeter
Dates of Creation: [c. 1928-1931]
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Burnett Hilman Streeter (1874-1937) was Canon of Hereford and a biblical scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Letters and papers of B.H. Streeter concerning his work on chained libraries, and the restoration of the chained library in Hereford Cathedral. The collection includes photographs, drawings and plans of chained libraries and their fittings.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1972.

Access Conditions

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/).

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. 41377-80.

Publication Note

Some of the visual material was used in B.H. Streeter, The chained library (London, 1931).

Access Points

Chained books

Libraries | Great Britain

Streeter | Burnett Hillman | 1874-1937 | Canon of Hereford and Biblical Scholar

Hereford Cathedral Library


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