W.S. Allen notebooks

Scope and Content

Five notebooks containing collations by W.S. Allen of four texts of the Gospels in the Bishops' Bible and the Authorized Version, as preliminary work for W.S. Allen and E.C. Jacobs, The coming of the King James Gospels (Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1995).

Administrative / Biographical History

Ward S. Allen (b 1922) was a translator of the Gospels.

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 W.S. Allen in 1995.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

The Library also holds an annotated copy of the Bishops' Bible (Bib. Eng. 1602 b. 1).

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