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Papers of Bernard Quaritch, bookseller


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The collection consists of family papers, correspondence, a diary, photographs, and printed material.


  • Creation: 1828-1906


24 boxes (1.74 linear metres)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • German

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 435, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. c. 435-437, c. 468, d. 410-411, e. 146-149; Eng. misc. c. 658, c. 699, e. 942-945, e. 973, f. 566, g. 183; German c. 28-30, e. 9

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13520, 13521, 13523


Papers of Bernard Quaritch, bookseller

Biographical / Historical

Bernard Quaritch (1819-1899) was a bookseller.

Custodial History

MS. Eng. lett. c. 435: Sotheby's 22 Jun 1976, lot 51.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were purchased by the Library, 1976-1969, as follows:

  1. MS. Eng. lett. c. 435, bought from Bernard Quaritch Ltd., Jan 1977.
  2. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 436-437, d. 410-411, e. 146-149; Eng. misc. c. 658, e. 942-945, bought Sotheby's 14 Dec 1976, lot 169.
  3. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 468; Eng. misc. c. 699, e. 973, f. 566, g. 183; German c.28-30, e. 9, bought Sotheby's, 13 Mar 1979, lot 240.

Related Materials

More details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography

Papers of Bernard Quaritch, bookseller
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant. EAD version 2022 by Simon Mackley and Miranda Scarlata.
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom