Papers of T.G. and R.G. Gayer-Anderson

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. b. 394-404, c. 846, d. 1248-9; Eng. poet. 233-42
  • Dates of Creation
      19th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      24 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Drawings and writings of T.G. and R.G. Gayer-Anderson, consisting of:  

  • Drawings by T.G. Gayer-Anderson
  • 'Heshe. The World's sweetheart', an illustrated story by T.G. Gayer-Anderson
  • Verse by R.G. Gayer-Anderson, with illustrations by him and his brother

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson (1881-1960), illustrator, and Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson (1881-1945), major, Egyptian administrator, and author, were twin brothers. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

The papers are available with the written permission of the Keeper of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Acquisition Information

MSS. Eng. poet. d. 233-42 were deposited in the Library in 1948. The whole collection was bequeathed to the Library by T.G. Gayer-Anderson in 1960.


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. 43436-59.