16th-19th Century Manuscripts from the Collection of T.R. Buchanan

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Buchanan b. 1, c. 2-4, d. 1-3, d. 5-6, e. 16-17, e. 19-20, f. 5-7, g. 5-6
  • Dates of Creation
      16th century-19th century
  • Language of Material
      fre ita lat grc spa  and English.
  • Physical Description
      18 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

16th-19th century manuscripts collected by Buchanan, mainly for the sake of their bindings or illumination.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Ryburn Buchanan (1846-1911)was elected to a Fellowship at All Souls College in 1871, where he was Librarian of the Codrington Library, 1878-1882. He was an MP, 1881-1909. Further details are available online at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollectionswmss/online/online.htm.

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)

Acquisition Information

Given by Mrs. Emily Buchanan, 1939 and 1941.


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

Other 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. 37931-48.

Related Material

The Library also holds Buchanan's collection of medieval manuscripts. A catalogue is available online at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollectionswmss/online/online.htm. A published catalogue is also available: Peter Kidd Medieval manuscripts from the collection of T.R. Buchanan in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Bodleian Library, 2001).