History events at the IHR

Interpreting the Benefactors' Book: a documentary and bibliographical account of Canterbury Cathedral Library in the seventeenth century

12 June 2012, 17:30 - 19:30

Event Type: Seminar


Dr. David Shaw (Canterbury)



The Catalogus Benefactorum, established in 1628 to record the names of donors to the Cathedral Library, is a confusing and incomplete document. Other library records exist from the 17th century which help give a fuller picture of the growth of the library, including the confiscation of the collections and the demolition of the library building in the Commonwealth period, and its re-establishment in the 1660s.
This meeting will be held in the Guard Room at Lambeth Palace. Intending visitors are asked to contact in advance mary.comer@churchofengland.org.

Venue To be announced – enquire at Senate House Reception on the night

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