Papers of B.H. Streeter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 305-7; Eng. misc. b. 111
  • Dates of Creation
      [ca. 1928-1931]
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      4 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Letters and papers of B.H. Streeter concerning his work on chained libraries, and the restoration of the chained library in Hereford cathedral. The collection includes photographs, drawings and plans of chained libraries and their fittings.

Administrative / Biographical History

Burnett Hilman Streeter (1874-1937) was Canon of Hereford and a biblical scholar. 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

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1972.


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. 41377-80.


Some of the visual material was used in B.H. Streeter, The chained library (London, 1931).