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Correspondence, notes and drafts relating to unpublished articles and other works by Giles Barber, 1963-2005 and n.d. [c.1990-2005]

MS. 9101/102

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Comprises papers relating to:
  1. 'Osford, Ossonio, Oxfort: Modern languages printing at Oxford to 1800', 1963-2000
  2. 'Reassembling the Ancien Régime: The antiquarian booktrade in nineteenth century Paris', marked '?Maison Française', 1989
  3. 'Medical memories of Oxford', described as 'an after dinner talk to a society of doctors', n.d. [c.1990]
  4. 'Eighteenth Century Ephemerides or Petit Calendrier Pour Dix-huitiemistes', typed lists of 18th century anniversaries for each day of the year [compiled by Barber?], n.d. [c.1990]
  5. 'J’ai Vu les Champs de l’Angleterre, la Tamise et ses Philologues', described as 'Draft article for a Festschrift for K[eith] V[al] Sinclair' on the subject of Oxford and French studies, especially medieval, in the 1950s, but not published, 1991 and n.d. [c.1991]
  6. 'Baroque, World Atlas of', correspondence and papers relating to the writing of 'Bookbinding in the Baroque Period', a chapter contributed by Barber to a planned 'World Atlas of Baroque Art' edited by Professor Alain Gruber, 1995-1996 and n.d. [c.1996]
  7. 'Entrance', relating to Oxford University and College doorways, n.d. [c.1995]
  8. 'Needles in haystacks: the richness of Oxford libraries, talk to Congress of Germanistics[?], Oxf[or]d Sep 19??', [c.1995]
  9. 'After the Grand Tour: The English in the Canton de Vaud, or, 'Château de Chillon-shire', paper first given at the Manorial Society of Great Britain's conference on the Grand Tour, Oxford, Sep 1999, 1999
  10. 'Visiting Oxford in ……2060, In memory of Cuthbert Bede and Mercurius Oxoniensis', n.d. [c.2000]
  11. 'From Jacob’s Coat to Shelley’s Guitar: Bodleian Exhibits in Bygone Days', concerning the history of public exhibitions in the Bodleian Library, 2001 and n.d. [c.2000]
  12. 'Du Polar au Ru(g)by, Markets, book fairs and bookshops in the central Pyrenees today', 2005 and n.d. [c.2005]
  13. 'Possible collectaneous books on Oxford and books for possible publication by the Oxford Bibliographical Society (notes while I was President)', including correspondence and notes relating to 'Oxford Bibliophile Almanac'; 'Studies on the History of Bookselling in Oxford'; 'The Bibliography Room and its position in the history of textual bibliography, Over against the King’s Arms: recollections and reflections on printing classes in the New Bodleian'; 'Towards an history of bookbinding in Oxford'; 'Possible publications, General', n.d. [c.1990]


  • 1963-2005 and n.d. [c.1990-2005]


1 box (13 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 9101/102

Repository Details

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