Tracing and Drawings of Watermarks by Edward Heawood

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MS. Eng. misc. c. 272/1-7
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      7 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Tracings and drawings of watermarks by Edward Heawood, many printed in his Watermarks mainly of the 17th and 18th centuries (Hilversum, 1950).

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Heawood (1863-1949) was Librarian to the Royal Geographical Society, 1901-1934, and Librarian Emeritus since 1934. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library by the compiler in 1944.


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. 43715-21.