Papers of Strickland Gibson

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of Strickland Gibson, consisting of:  

  • General correspondence, mainly relating to the Bodleian, 1897-1946
  • Correspondence and papers of Gibson and John Johnson concerning a proposal to make the Arts End of the Old Bodleian into a reference library, 1937-9
  • Letters to Gibson on the completion of fifty years' service in the Bodleian, 1941
  • Correspondence with D.L. Murray, 1943-5
  • Papers and letters concerning Gibson's university classes in bibliography, 1922-48

Administrative / Biographical History

Strickland Gibson (1877-1958), a member of the Bodleian staff from 1891, and Sub-Librarian 1931-45. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Gibson, ca. 1950.


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. 41563-71.

Related Material

See also Manuscripts Collected by Strickland Gibson ([pr. bk.] Gibson 47, 48, 236, 282).