Henry Bradshaw: Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Bibliographical notes, calendars, correspondence, diaries and transcripts, including material relating to Cambridge and its university.

MS.Add.4209: Collectio Canonum Hibernensis, c. 1876, in Latin, 368 folios: a transcript of Bodleian MS Hatton 42, fos 1-142, made for Henry Bradshaw by Alfred Rogers.

MS.Add.4227: Nicolai Perotti, Regulae grammaticales: extracts in the hand of Henry Bradshaw of English passages; written in Latin and English, c. 1874, 30 folios.

MS.Add.4228: Transcripts in the hand of Henry Bradshaw of the parts of MS.Add.2601, a 15th century terrier of Cambridge West Fields, which relates to Grythowefield; made in the 19th century, and written in Latin and English, 51 folios.

MS.Add.4545: Notebook I: rough notes, mostly on books and mostly in pencil; written in Latin, English and Greek, March-May 1863, 90 folios.

MS.Add.4546: Notebook II: notes on books and manuscripts at Dublin, Bedford, Cambridge and Oscott; written in English and Latin, 8 July - 5 August 1863, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4547: Notebook III: notes, almost entirely in pencil, on books and manuscripts in the libraries of Emmanuel, King's, Magdalene and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge University Library, the Pepys Library and in Oscott; written in English and Latin, 11 August - September 1863, 110 folios.

MS.Add.4548: Notebook IV: notes on books and manuscripts, with a diary of a visit to Glasgow; written in English, Hebrew, Latin and French, 5 December 1865 - January 1866, 161 folios.

MS.Add.4549: Notebook V: notes on printed books and related subjects, 9 May 1863 - 4 August 1866; written in English, Irish, Latin, Greek and Sanskrit, 96 folios.

MS.Add.4550: Notebook VI: notes on manuscripts and printed books; written in English, Latin and Dutch, 28 September 1863 - 4 August 1866, 180 folios.

MS.Add.4551: Notebook VII: notes on manuscripts and books in Cambridge University Library; written in English and Latin, January - 4 August 1866, 180 folios.

MS.Add.4552: Notebook VIII: notes on manuscripts and printed books; written in English and Latin, 23 February - 15 August 1866, 112 folios.

MS.Add.4553: Notebook IX: notes on printed books, 15-25 August 1866, 112 folios.

MS.Add.4554: Notebook X: notes on early printed books, 25 August - 10 October 1866, 112 folios.

MS.Add.4555: Notebook XI: notes on manuscripts and early printed books; written in Latin, English, French and Sanskrit, 11 October 1866 - 8 February 1867, 112 folios.

MS.Add.4556: Notebook XII: notes on manuscripts and printed books; written in Latin, English and French, 20 April - 5 August 1867, 112 folios.

MS.Add.4557: Notebook XIII: notes on manuscripts and related subjects; written in English, Sanskrit, Latin and Provenal, 11 January 1864 - 6 September 1867, 192 folios.

MS.Add.4558: Notebook XIV: notes on manuscripts, printed books and related subjects; written in English and Latin, 4 November - 10 December 1867, 112 folios.

MS.Add.4559: Notebook XV: notes, in English, Hebrew, Dutch and Latin, 18 December 1867 - 17 March 1869, 102 folios.

MS.Add.4560: Notebook XVI: bibliographical notes, in English, Tibetan, Low German, Latin and Hebrew, 19 March - 14 October 1869, 104 folios.

MS.Add.4561: Notebook XVII: bibliographical notes, in English, French, Dutch and Latin, 14 October 1869 - 2 January 1870, 160 folios.

MS.Add.4562: Notebook XVIII: bibliographical notes, in English, Latin and Dutch, 3 January - 25 August 1870, 160 folios.

MS.Add.4563: Notebook XIX: bibliographical notes, in English, Syriac and Latin, September 1871 - 26 March 1872, 160 folios.

MS.Add.4564: Notebook XX: bibliographical notes, in Latin and English, August 1870 - 29 January 1873, 160 folios.

MS.Add.4565: Notebook XXI: bibliographical notes, in English, Latin, Greek and Persian, 30 January - 29 September 1873, 160 folios.

MS.Add.4566: Notebook XXII: bibliographical notes, in English, Latin and Sanskrit, 27 October 1873 - 12 January 1875, 192 folios.

MS.Add.4567: Notebook XXIII: bibliographical notes, in English, Italian, Latin and Breton, 14 February 1875 - 15 September 1876, 167 folios.

MS.Add.4568/1: Notebook XXIV: bibliographical notes, in Latin, English and Irish, 22 September 1876 - 20 October 1877.

MS.Add.4568/2: Notebook XXIV and diary: bibliographical notes, 3-16 July 1877, and diary, 16 July - 3 September 1877; written in Latin, English and Irish.

MS.Add.4568/3: Diary: 28 July - 1 August 1857, 1 March - 28 May 1875, and 4 September 1877 - 3 January 1878; written in Latin, English and Irish.

MS.Add.4568/4: Diary: 4 January 1878 - 16 January 1885; written in Latin, English and Irish.

MS.Add.4569: Notebook XXV: bibliographical notes, in English, Latin and French, 10 January 1878 - 30 August 1879, 188 folios.

MS.Add.4570: Notebook XXVI: bibliographical notes, in English and Latin, 8 September 1879 - 7 April 1880, 192 folios.

MS.Add.4571: Notebook XXVII: bibliographical notes, mostly in pencil, in English and Latin, 17 August 1880 - 1 May 1881, 190 folios.

MS.Add.4572: Notebook XXVIII: bibliographical notes, in English and Latin, 18 May 1881 - 4 October 1882, 192 folios.

MS.Add.4573: Notebook XXIX: bibliographical notes, in English, Latin, Irish and Greek, 5 October 1882 - 20 September 1883, 178 folios.

MS.Add.4574: Notebook XXX: bibliographical notes, in English and Latin, 26 December 1883 - 17 September 1884, 176 folios.

MS.Add.4575: Notebook XXXI: bibliographical notes, in English, Greek, French and Latin, 18 September 1884 - 26 December 1885, 174 folios.

MS.Add.4576: Notebook XXXII: bibliographical notes, in Latin, English and German, 28 December 1885 - 9 February 1886, 174 folios.

MS.Add.4577: Notebook: bibliographical notes, 24-31 August 1882, 32 folios.

MS.Add.4578: Notebook of J.G. Ritchie: bibliographical notes, 14 December 1875 - 14 March 1876; written in English and Latin, 152 folios.

MS.Add.4579: St Columba's College day book, with notes, 62 folios: (fo. 1) Day book of St Columba's College, Dublin, in English, 19 January - 10 April 1856; (fo. 9) Henry Bradshaw: bibliographical notes, in Latin and English; (fo. 37) the same: list of the contents of Trinity College MSS R.3.19 and R.3.21; (fo. 61v) the same: bibliographical notes.

MS.Add.4580: Lists of Irish books and manuscripts belonging to Henry Bradshaw, with descriptive extracts from the earlier ones; written in Latin, Irish and English, c. 1860, 62 folios.

MS.Add.4581: Bibliographical notes, in Latin and English, c. 1863, 73 folios.

MS.Add.4582: Bibliographical notes, in Latin, Greek and English, 1850 - c. 1863, 42 folios.

MS.Add.4583: Bibliographical notes, in Latin and English, c. 1865, 19 folios.

MS.Add.4584: List of books relating to Ireland printed between 1501 and 1643, written in Latin and English, c. 1870, 210 folios.

MS.Add.4585: Miscellaneous list of books entered under the date of printing, 1539-1854; written in English, Latin and Irish, c. 1870, 185 folios.

MS.Add.4586: Statement of books purchased by Bradshaw, with their prices, 1854-1856, 14 folios.

MS.Add.4587: Rough list of the numbers of books in Archbishop Parker's collection, c. 1860, 34 folios.

MS.Add.4588: Irish literary and bibliographical notes, 1856, 95 folios.

MS.Add.4589: Bibliographical notes, 1857-1858, 226 folios. A list of books, presumably in Cambridge University Library, removed into lock-up classes or sold.

MS.Add.4590: Lists of books relating to Ireland, 1501 - c. 1680, a 'list of numbers' and further lists of books; written in Latin, English and Irish, c. 1856, 26 folios.

MS.Add.4591: List of books printed between 1483 and 1688 arranged chronologically in sections; written in Latin, English, Irish and Spanish, 1860, 24 folios.

MS.Add.4592: Notebook of purchases from E.P. Williams made for Henry Bradshaw at Eton College, 16 September 1846 - 4 October 1849, with lists of books, 1849-1852, 27 folios.

MS.Add.4593: Diary for 15 June 1859, 24 folios.

MS.Add.4594: Notes, transcripts and tracings regarding the Book of Deer, Cambridge University Library MS Ii.6.32; written in Latin and Gaelic, c. 1860, 85 folios.

MS.Add.4595: Bibliographical and genealogical notes, in English, Latin and Gaelic, c. 1881, 436 folios.

MS.Add.4596: Bibliographical notes, in English, French, Latin and Irish, c. 1860-1863, 114 folios.

MS.Add.4597: 'Calendar of Printed Works in the Irish Library of Henry Bradshaw', followed by bibliographical notes; written in English, Irish, French and Latin, 316 folios. The calendar was intended to be printed at Cambridge by Jonathan Palmer, 1857, but apparently was not printed.

MS.Add.4598: 'Kalendar of Printed Works in the Irish Library of Henry Bradshaw'; written in English, Irish, French and Latin, 1859, 105 folios. The calendar was intended to be printed at Cambridge by Jonathan Palmer 1857, but apparently was not printed.

MS.Add.4599: Lists of Irish books, in English, Latin, Irish, Flemish and Portuguese, 1883, 312 folios.

MS.Add.4600: Bibliographical notes, including notes on St Patrick's Purgatory (fo. 17); written in English, French, Latin, Spanish and German, 1856, 44 folios.

MS.Add.4601: Bibliographical notes, in English, Latin, Irish and Dutch, 1855-1885, 633 folios.

MS.Add.4602: Corrrespondence, 1854-1915: I. Original letters, notes and testimonials (1-166); II. Copies of letters from Henry Bradshaw to C.J. Clay, 12 October 1880 - 23 November 1885 (18 leaves of foolscap); III. Copies of letters of Henry Bradshaw (24 leaves of foolscap).

MS.Add.5120: Notebook dealing with Irish bibliography; written in Latin, English and Irish, 19th century, 88 folios.

MS.Add.5990: Calendars of saints, c. 1864, 72 folios.

MS.Add.6419: Henry Bradshaw and others: papers and notes on Cambridge University Library, in English and German, 1861-1907, 516 folios.

MS.Add.6420: Papers regarding Cambridge University Library, in the hands of Bradshaw and Henry R. Tedder (fos 257-271); written in English and Latin, 1870-1875, 369 folios.

MS.Add.6421: Philological, bibliographical and other papers, in Bradshaw's and other hands; written in English, Latin, Greek and Dutch, c. 1875, 347 folios.

MS.Add.6422: Papers on early printing, in Bradshaw's and other hands; written in English, French, Dutch, Latin and German, 1872-1884, 658 folios.

MS.Add.6423: Rough notes upon the collation, text and other aspects of various early printed Bibles, mainly in pencil, c. 1880.

MS.Add.6424: Papers on Irish bibliography, in English, Latin and Irish, 1881-1886, 611 folios.

MS.Add.6425: Papers on Celtic glosses, in Bradshaw's and other hands; written in English, Greek, Latin, Welsh, Breton and Irish, 1874-1891, 572 folios.

MS.Add.6426: Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, including material on Cambridge colleges, 1802-1914, 354 folios.

MS.Add.6427: Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, including genealogical papers and material on Cambridge, in various hands; written in English, Latin, Greek and French, 1873-1886, 326 folios.

MS.Add.6428: Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, including material on cathedrals, in various hands; written in English and Latin, c. 1881-1882, 444 folios.

MS.Add.6429: Bibliographical papers on King's and St John's Colleges and Peterhouse, with an incomplete register of churches in the diocese of Ely (fos 36-67); written in English and Latin, 1867-1881, 126 folios.

MS.Add.6430: Memoranda regarding Lincoln Cathedral, in various hands, 1880-1884, 162 folios.

MS.Add.6431: Series of papers, chiefly on the 'Hibernensis', an early collection of canons; written in English, Latin and German, 1881-1885, 146 folios.

MS.Add.6432: Papers regarding the University of Cambridge, 1884-1885, 64 folios.

MS.Add.6433: Miscellaneous bibliographical papers, concerning notably St John's College, Cambridge; written in Bradshaw's and other hands, in English, Dutch and Latin, 1881, 86 folios.

MS.Add.6434: Bibliographical papers on the Family of Love, 1884, 52 folios.

MS.Add.6435: Notes on 15th century books; in Bradshaw's and another hand, 164 folios, pre-1886. (fo. 1) Henry Bradshaw: 'Classified Index of Fifteenth Century Books in the Grenville Library'; (fo. 61) the same: 'Materials for Catalogue of Fifteenth Century in the Grenville Library'; (fo. 112) 'Hessel's Catalogue' (written in the second hand).

MS.Add.6436: Henry Bradshaw and F.J.H. Jenkinson: work on Civil War newspapers, 1884-1901, 151 folios.

MS.Add.6437: Transcripts of documents belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle; written in Bradshaw's and another hand, in French and English, 1885, 47 folios.

MS.Add.6439: Transcript of the Lincoln Black Book; written in Latin, 1882, 234 folios.

MS.Add.6440: Synodus Patricii: transcript of MS 279 in Corpus Christi College Library, made for Henry Bradshaw by A. Rogers; written in Latin, c. 1880, 102 folios.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Bradshaw (1831-1886) was born in London on 2 February 1831. He attended Eton, before entering King's College, Cambridge, in 1850 (B.A, 1854; M.A., 1857), where he was a Fellow, 1853-1856, and Dean, 1857-1858 and 1863-1865. In 1856 he became Assistant Master at St Columba's College, near Dublin. Thereafter, he joined Cambridge University Library, where he was Assistant, 1856-1858, and Superintendent of Manuscripts, 1859-1867. He carried out the reform of the Department of Manuscripts, and served as University Librarian, 1867-1886. Bradshaw died on 11 February 1886.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by Henry Bradshaw, 1886.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Bradshaw in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II, Vol. I (Cambridge University Press, 1940), p. 357.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue. Further information regarding MS.Add.6402 is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other Bradshaw papers, MSS.Add.4321-4323, 5344 and 6617. A letter from Thomas Kerslake removed from MS.Add.4565, a letter from E.C. Thomas removed from MS.Add.4572, and letters from C.H. Cooper, G.M. Gorham and Alfred Newton removed from MS.Add.4595 are now with MS.Add.7339.

Bibliography

MS.Add.4209: For further information see H. Bradshaw's Early collection of canons (1893), p. 61. For a description of the original of this manuscript see F. Madan, H.H.E. Craster and N. Denholm-Young, Summary catalogue of Western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, Vol. II, Pt 2 (Oxford, 1937), no. 4117, p. 848.

MS.Add.4227: Nicolai Perotti's Regulae grammaticales was printed at Louvain by Egidius de Heerstraten, c. 1486.

MS.Add.6431: For further information see the Collected papers of Henry Bradshaw (Cambridge, 1889), pp. 410 et seq.

MS.Add.6439: Printed in Henry Bradshaw and C. Wordsworth, Statutes of Lincoln Cathedral, Pt I: Liber Niger (Cambridge, 1892), pp. 269-427.

MS.Add.6440: For a description of the original manuscript see H. Bradshaw, The early collection of canons known as the Hibernensis, edited by F.H.C. Jenkinson (1893), pp. 24ff, and also M.R. James, Catalogue of manuscripts in the library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Vol. II (1912), p. 42.