The collection consists of Radcliffe Trust deeds and papers.
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Radcliffe (1650-1714) was a physician who left money in trust for, among other things, the foundation of the Radcliffe Library, Radcliffe Infirmary and Radcliffe Observatory. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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).
The papers were deposited in the Library in 1928 and 1949-50.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
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