Notebooks of Henry Cotton

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. d. 292-5
  • Dates of Creation
      [ca. 1814-63]
  • Language of Material
      English.
  • Physical Description
      4 shelfmarks

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 http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The notebooks were given to the Library by Henry Cotton's grand-daughter in 1946.

Note

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. 45288-91.

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