Collection Level Description: Bindery Journals and Notebooks of Anthony Gardner
Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 888-93, e. 829
Title: Bindery Journals and Notebooks of Anthony Gardner
Dates of Creation: 1937-73
Extent: 7 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English
Bookbinding began as a hobby for Anthony Gardner (1887-1973), but following his
retirement as a Chief Structural Engineer in the Ministry of Works in 1953 he
established his own bookbinding and restoration firm. Gardener was also a
self-taught engraver and calligrapher.
Scope and Content
Bindery journals and notebooks of Anthony Gardner, consisting of:
- Notebooks, 1937-41, including bindery accounts for 1941
- Bindery journals, 1946-73
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was given to the Library in 1975.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a
valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see
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. 45609-15.
Gardner | Anthony | 1887-1973 | bookbinder
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