Cecil Dunn-Gardner: Library Catalogue

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

'Catalogue of my library after sale June 1880. Those now crossed out were sold afterwards in July 1881'. The catalogue records Dunn-Gardner's remaining books, and additions made up to 1897, arranged alphabetically by author, with the prices paid. There are entries in pencil of 'books to be got', and pencil prices of books sold. There is also a draft annual summary of the number of books bought and money spent, 1880-97.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cecil Dunn-Gardner (1827-1903), son of John Dunn-Gardner of Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, was the younger brother of John Dunn-Gardner (1811-1903) of Chatteris House and William Dunn-Gardner (1813-80) of Fordham Abbey. Cecil Dunn-Gardner's library was sold by Sotheby's, 21 June 1880, on his "leaving his present residence at Brighton".

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1995.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library also holds manorial, estate, business and family papers of Dunn-Gardner of Chatteris and Fordham, MS.Add.9358.