Christ Church Buttery, Kitchen and Gate Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Chirst Church Buttery, Kitchen and Gate papers, including:  

  • Buttery books, 1889-1905
  • Kitchen books, 1888-96
  • Gate bill and parcel accounts, 1890-1902
  • The Parcels account, 1892-1907
  • The Porter's book, 1893-1907
  • Lists of tradesmen or tradesmen's messengers allowed to pass the gates, 1891-1903
  • Lists showing who dined at the High Table, the menu, and the price of each dish, 1887-93

Administrative / Biographical History

Christ Church, Oxford.

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 presented to the Library by the Steward of Christ Church in 1903 and 1909.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 33217-314, 34492-579.