John R Dore: manuscript volume containing notes on Bibles and Bible translations

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one notebook containing handwritten notes on different editions of Bibles including a section entitled 'Various translations of the Bible'. The notebook also includes loose pages, journal clippings (mainly consisting of advertisements for various Bible editions), and a letter postmarked 'Huddersfield, '79', addressed to 'J R Dore, Honoria Street, Fartown, [Huddersfield, England]'. The collection also includes a pamphlet relating to an exhibition at Sunderland Public Libraries, Museum and Art Gallery on 'Catalogue of Bibles, Manuscripts, etc', April 1911. In view of the contents it seems likely that this notebook belonged to John Read Dore, author of 'Old Bibles: an account of the early versions of the English Bible', 1876, 2d ed, 1888.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Read Dore was a scholar and collector of early English Bibles. His publications include 'Old Bibles: an account of the early versions of the English Bible', London, B.M. Pickering, 1876. 2d ed. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1888, and 'Notes on Welsh Bibles. Pts 1 & 2', 'Book-Lore', 3, Dec 1885-May 1886, pp 3-20, 36-39.


1 volume only

Access Information

Usual EUL arrangements apply.

Acquisition Information

Found contained in Hughan print collection. Not listed on library OPAC.

Other Finding Aids

1 volume only

Archivist's Note

Description created by Rob Ford, 29 Mar 2007.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL restrictions apply.

Related Material

The British Library hold the following items in their manuscripts collections: Dore (John Read), Letter to C D Ginsburg, 1895, Add. 44520 f. 24; Dore (John Read), Letter to W E Gladstone, 1895, Add. 44520 f. 14. A 'collection of early printed Bibles, Testaments, and Prayer books, the property of Mr J R Dore, of Huddersfield' was sold at auction by Capes, Dunn & Pilcher, Manchester, 8 Oct 1879.


It would seem likely that the contents of this item were used as preparatory work for John R Dore's 'Old Bibles: an account of the early versions of the English Bible', 1876.