Manuscripts and news-letters collected by George Smith

Scope and Content

Manuscripts and news-letters collected by George Smith. Including:

  • (c. 7) a copy of a memorial by Alexander Cruden concerning Elizabeth Canning, 1754, with a series of engravings showing Elizabth Canning's adventures, 1754
  • (c. 10) 'The subscription of the inhabitants of the ward of Cheape, London, for a free and vollentary present to his Maiesty', 31 July 1661
  • (d. 16) the Magazine of Battersea Grammar School, London, 1 June-20 July 1885.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Smith (fl 1954).

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library by George Smith, with printed newsbooks, in 1954.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, 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. II, nos. 53025-7.