Topographical Drawings collected by Henry Minn
Topographical drawings collected in two guard-books by Henry Minn. The first book contains designs for houses by William Wilkinson, published as plates in his English country houses (2nd ed., Oxford, 1875); the second book relates to Oxford, and includes a drawing of the Greyhound Inn by John Buckler, 1823.
- 19th-20th cent.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS Top. gen. a. 22; Top. Oxon. a. 86].
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MSS Top. gen. a. 22; Top. Oxon. a. 86
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13582
Biographical / Historical
Henry Minn (1870-1961) was an Oxford watch maker. He was also a devoted Oxford antiquary and was one of the most active members of the Committee of the Oxford Millenary Exhibition in 1912. From 1935 he was a member of the extra staff of the Bodleian Library and catalogued topographical prints and drawings. During the latter part of his life he lived at The Old Manor in Cassington, Oxfordshire, and there wrote the history of the parish.
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. II, nos. 54091-2.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bequeathed to the Library by Minn in 1961.
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- Topographical Drawings collected by Henry Minn
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