Microfilms of the Papers of Edmund Gibson, Bishop of London

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Film 285-92
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century (copies of 18th century originals)
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      8 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Microfilm copies of the papers of Edmund Gibson held at Lambeth Palace Library.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edmund Gibson (1669-1748) was one of the foremost churchmen of his age, important both as an ecclesiastical statesman and as a bishop. He was elevated to the episcopate as Bishop of Lincoln in 1716, and translated in 1723 to the see of London, where he remained until his death. He was not only the author of numerous devotional and pastoral works, but also published two monumental volumes on ecclesiastical law, Synodus Anglicana (1702) and Codex Juris Ecclesiae Anglicanae (1713), and made a major contribution to antiquarian studies with his new English edition of William Camden's Britannia (1695). Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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/specialcollections).


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library.

Related Material

See also Papers of Edmund Gibson (1669-1748), Bishop of London, and his descendants, 1388-1797 (MSS. Eng. b. 2042-4, c. 3190-202, d. 2405-11).

Additional Information

The originals are located in Lambeth Palace Library (MSS. 929-42).