Calendar of the Carte Papers

Scope and Content

A calendar of the Carte Papers, compiled by Edward Edwards, in seventy-five volumes. It is arranged in one long chronological series, for convenience of reference. See The Bodleian Library in 1882-87, a report from the Librarian (Oxford, 1888), p. 25.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Edwards (1812-1886) was a librarian and biographer. 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 calendar was formed at the expense of the Bodleian Library by Edwards, 1877-83.


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. V, nos. 29301-75.

Related Material

See also Carte Papers (MSS. Carte 1-290).