Letters to Rupert Simms

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 377-81, d. 372
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Scope and Content

Letters to Rupert Simms, including:  

  • Letters relating to the compilation and publication of his Bibliotheca Staffordiensis (Lichfield, 1894), 1889-94, 1912
  • Scrap-book containing similar correspondence, 1889-90
  • Correspondence relating mainly to his work as a bookseller and record searcher, 1894-1923

Administrative / Biographical History

Rupert Simms (1853-1937) was a bookseller and Staffordshire antiquary.

Access Information

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

The letters were bought from Dawsons of Pall Mall in 1975 and Winifred A. Myers in 1976.


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. 41424-9.

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