Papers of J. Cook Wilson

Scope and Content

Papers of J. Cook Wilson, consisting of:  

  • Miscellaneous personal papers and correspondence, 1878-1915
  • Papers and accounts of the executors of Wilson and his wife, 1914-28
  • Miscellaneous items, 1881-1927, including accounts books and a catalogue of Wilson's library

Administrative / Biographical History

John Cook Wilson (1849-1915) was Wykeham Professor of Logic at Oxford. 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

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Morrell, Peel & Gamlen, solicitors, of Oxford, in 1970.


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. II, nos. 54781-5.