Papers of Eric Taverner

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 773-8, e. 1303-9, f. 762; Eng. lett. c. 515
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      15 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of Eric Taverner relating to angling. The collection includes:  

  • Typescript drafts, with manuscript additions, of a history of angling in Britain from the 15th to the 19th century
  • Typescript articles, drafts and fair copies, mainly on angling, 1935-45
  • Correspondence of Taverner mainly relating to angling, 1916-55
  • Fishing books, with notes on angling, and a few photographs, 1923-42
  • Notes on salmon fishing by A.B. Russell, n.d.

Administrative / Biographical History

Eric Taverner was an angler.

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

The papers were given to the Library in 1974.


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. 45028-42.