Topographical Collections of Henry Minn

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 489-509, d. 512-13, e. 384
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      24 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Topographical collections of Henry Minn consisting of:  

  • A photographic record, with annotations, of the streets and buildings of Oxford. The arrangement of the volumes is based on the old ward boundaries within the city walls
  • Correspondence, notes, and an annotated and illustrated catalogue of the Oxford Millenary Exhibtion, 1912
  • Notes on Cassington, Yarnton and Eynsham in Oxfordshire

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Minn (1870-1961) was an Oxford watch maker. He was also a devoted Oxford antiquary and was one of the most active members of the Committee of the Oxford Millenary Exhibition in 1912. From 1935 he was a member of the extra staff of Bodleian Library and catalogued topographical prints and drawings. During the latter part of his life he lived at The Old Manor in Cassington, Oxfordshire, and there wrote the history of the parish.

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 collections were bequeathed to the Library by Henry Minn in 1961.


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

Other Finding Aids

P.S. Spokes, Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city county and university of Oxford. Accessions from 1916 to 1962 (Oxford, 1964).

Related Material

See also Henry Minn Collection (MSS. Minn 1-241) and Papers of Henry Minn (MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 290, c. 763-6, d. 944-67, e. 618-26, f. 97-8, g. 21).