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Archive of Strickland Gibson


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Correspondence and papers of Strickland Gibson, consisting of:

  1. General correspondence, mainly relating to the Bodleian, 1897-1946
  2. Correspondence and papers of Gibson and John Johnson concerning a proposal to make the Arts End of the Old Bodleian into a reference library, 1937-9
  3. Letters to Gibson on the completion of fifty years' service in the Bodleian, 1941
  4. Correspondence with D.L. Murray, 1943-5
  5. Papers and letters concerning Gibson's university classes in bibliography, 1922-48


  • Creation: 1897-1948


0.87 Linear metres (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 591, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. c. 591-6, d. 524-5; Eng. misc. c. 857

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13688


Archive of Strickland Gibson

Biographical / Historical

Strickland Gibson (1877-1958), a member of the Bodleian staff from 1891, and Sub-Librarian 1931-45. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Gibson, c. 1950.

Related Materials

See also Manuscripts collected by Strickland Gibson ([pr. bk.] Gibson 47, 48, 236, 282), also at the Bodleian Library.

Catalogue of the archive of Strickland Gibson
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom