Papers of Sir Walter Greg

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 603-8
  • Dates of Creation
      [ca. 1940]-1955
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      6 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Walter Greg, consisting of:  

  • Chapters I-IV of an unpublished study of the Stationers' registers, entitled 'Aspects of London publishing 1550-1650', ca. 1940-2
  • Drafts of the Lyell lectures for 1954-5, published as Some aspects and problems of London publishing between 1550 and 1660 (Oxford, 1956)

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Walter Wilson Greg (1875-1959) was a bibliographer, Shakespearean scholar and historian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Sir Walter Greg in 1958.


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. 44329-34.


See Scope and Content.