Godwyn Numismatic Manuscripts

Scope and Content

Godwyn's manuscripts relating to his collection of coins. The manuscripts consist of catalogues, lists and notebooks.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Godwyn (b 1701) was a numismatist.

Conditions Governing Access

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 collection was formed in 1902, from papers which presumably accompanied Charles Godwyn's bequest of coins received in 1770.


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. 30660-72.