Letters to Rupert Simms
Letters to Rupert Simms, including:
- Letters relating to the compilation and publication of his Bibliotheca Staffordiensis (Lichfield, 1894), 1889-1894, 1912
- Scrap-book containing similar correspondence, 1889-1890
- Correspondence relating mainly to his work as a bookseller and record searcher, 1894-1923
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 377].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. lett. c. 377-381, d. 372
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12339
Biographical / Historical
Rupert Simms (1853-1937) was a bookseller and Staffordshire antiquary.
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. 41424-9.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The letters were bought from Dawsons of Pall Mall in 1975 and Winifred A. Myers in 1976.
- Letters to Rupert Simms
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description
- Script of description