Drawings by Charlotte Esther Coxe

Scope and Content

Drawings, with a few photographs, of English baptismal fonts, chiefly by Charlotte Esther Coxe. The sketches, many of which are coloured, are signed and are all mounted on stout paper and kept in portfolios.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charlotte Esther Coxe was the wife of Henry Octavius Coxe (1811-1881), Bodley's Librarian. Details of Henry Octavius Coxe are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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).

Acquisition Information

The drawings were presented to the Library by Rev. Hilgrove Coxe in 1914.


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. 36676-96.