Letters of Antiquarians

Scope and Content

Two volumes of letters of antiquarians, including letters to W.D. Cooper, 1862-3, and C. Roach Smith, 1840-84.

Administrative / Biographical History

Various 19th- and 20th-century antiquarians, including William Durrant Cooper (1812-1875) and Charles Roach Smith (1807-1890). Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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 letters were bought from Myers & Co. in 1956.


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. 41683-4.