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Brief History of the Bodleian Library, A
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Brief History of the Bodleian Library, A (Hardback)

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How did a library founded over 400 years ago grow to become the world-renowned institution it is today, home to over thirteen million items?



From its foundation by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1598 to the opening of the Weston Library in 2015, this illustrated account shows how the Library's history was involved with the British monarchy and political events throughout the centuries. The history of the Library is also a history of collectors and collections, and this book traces the story of major donations and purchases, making use of the Library's own substantial archives to show how it came to house key items such as early confirmations of Magna Carta, Shakespeare's First Folio and the manuscript of Jane Austen's earliest writings, among many others.



Beautifully illustrated with prints, portraits, manuscripts and archival material, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of libraries and collections.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksLibrary, archive & information managementReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciences Publisher: Bodleian Library Publication Date: 18/09/2020 ISBN-13: 9781851245444  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Mary Clapinson was on the staff of the Western Manuscript Department in the Bodleian Library for thirty-five years. Appointed Keeper of Western Manuscripts in 1986, she was the first woman to hold a Keepership in the Bodleian. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society, and Emeritus Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford, her undergraduate college.

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