Papers of Richard Bentley

Scope and Content

Papers of Richard Bentley, relating to various publications.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Bentley (1853-1936) was a publisher. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from D.D. Evans, Day's Bookshop, Thame and given by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1961.


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. 38645-51.

Related Material

See also Papers of the Publishing House of Bentley (MSS. Eng. misc. d. 810-11, d. 1209, e. 732-6; Eng. lett. c. 330).