Commonplace Books of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Don. b. 30, d. 153/1-29, d. 154/1-22
  • Dates of Creation
      1899-[ca. 1911]
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      3 shelfmarks, consisting of 52 parts

Scope and Content

Commonplace books of Sir Michael, on various subjects including education, religion, history and politics.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861-1943) was an educational pioneer and art patron. 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 collection was given to the Library through the Friends of the Bodleian in 1972.


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. I, nos. 38722-73

Related Material

See also Papers of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (MSS. Eng. misc. c. 542-52, d. 742-54, e. 702; Eng. lett. c. 315-16; Top. Oxon. a. 77, c. 625-34) and Papers of Sir Michael Sadler (MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1094; Eng. misc. c. 906).