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Letters of George Williams, Radcliffe Librarian

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MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 67-70
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Letters and notes written by George Williams, Radcliffe Librarian, some to Mr Bohte, bookseller, comprising

  1. fol. 67 Letter, 6 Dec 1816, written from Oxford by G. Williams [possibly to Mr Bohte] reporting the arrival of a parcel [of books] and discussing which he may keep and how he will make payment for them.
  2. fol. 68 Note, 7 Mar 1824, written from Oxford describing articles 'Dr Williams is obliged to return to Mr Bohte'.
  3. fol. 69 Letter, 6 Sep 1826, written from Oxford by George Williams, 'Librarian of the Radcliffe Library', stating that the Library already has all the published works of Humboldt.
  4. fol. 70 Note, 1 Apr [no year], written from Oxford discussing books which Dr Williams may wish to purchase from Mr Bohte.


  • Creation: 1816-1826


4 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7963, fol. 67].

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MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 67-70

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15368


Letters of George Williams, Radcliffe Librarian.

Biographical / Historical

George Williams (bap. 1762, d. 1834), a physician at the Radcliffe Infirmary and professor of botany at Oxford, was appointed to the post of Radcliffe Librarian in 1810. He expanded the library's holdings in natural history, sciences and medicine, transforming it into an important scientific repository.

For further information see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Bodleian Library by Graham Jefcoate in August 2018.

Related Materials

There are papers of George Williams within the Radcliffe Trust Archive at the Bodleian and at MS. Add. C. 184.

Catalogue of the Letters of George Williams, Radcliffe Librarian
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
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