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Christ Church Buttery, Kitchen and Gate Papers


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Chirst Church Buttery, Kitchen and Gate papers, including:

  1. Buttery books, 1889-1905
  2. Kitchen books, 1888-1896
  3. Gate bill and parcel accounts, 1890-1902
  4. The Parcels account, 1892-1907
  5. The Porter's book, 1893-1907
  6. Lists of tradesmen or tradesmen's messengers allowed to pass the gates, 1891-1903
  7. Lists showing who dined at the High Table, the menu, and the price of each dish, 1887-93


  • Creation: 1878-1907


14.30 Linear metres (130 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Oxon. a. 10/1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. a. 10/1-29, a. 11/1-14, a. 12/1-4, a. 14, b. 44-5, b. 72/1-3, c. 133/1-10, c. 134/1-2, c. 135/1-16, c. 136/1-15, c. 137/1-2, c. 138/1, c. 139/1-3, c. 140/1-2, c. 141/1, c. 155-6, d. 62/1-3, d. 84/1-4, d. 84/6-30, d. 85/1-30, e. 89/1-8, e. 117/1-9

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12872


Christ Church Buttery, Kitchen and Gate Papers

Biographical / Historical

Christ Church, Oxford, was established 1546.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 33217-33314, 34492-34579.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the Library by the Steward of Christ Church on Nov. 28, 1903 and on Jan. 5, 1909.

Physical Facet

On paper

Christ Church Buttery, Kitchen and Gate Papers
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2020
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom