Notebooks of Henry Cotton

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notebooks of Henry Cotton, containing records of events, and notes of and transcripts from books and manuscripts, in the Library; lists of 'high-priced or rare books' compiled from booksellers' catalogues and other sources; and miscellaneous bibliographical notes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Cotton (1789-1879) was sub-librarian of the Bodleian Library, 1814-22. 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 notebooks were given to the Library by Henry Cotton's grand-daughter in 1946.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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