The Old Library houses a collection of manuscripts which includes medieval and post-medieval manuscripts and annotated proof copies of published books. It also houses some items from the College Archives for display purposes. These include medieval and early modern charters and some letters. Subject to restrictions imposed by their current physical condition, the Old Library’s manuscripts may be consulted in the Jerwood Library, by prior appointment only. For further information on the manuscripts and arrangements for viewing them please contact the Head of Library Services.
We would welcome further information on research into these manuscripts.
Medieval and 16th Century Manuscripts' Catalogue
All the Old Library's medieval manuscripts dating from before 1600 are listed here.
Post-16th Century Manuscripts' Catalogue
The Old Library's manuscripts dating from 1600 onwards are listed here.
Persian Manuscripts' Catalogue
The Old Library houses two Persian manuscripts which are listed here. These fine 17th century manuscripts both merit further study.