RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoLR/F/31
Extentiv, 213 ff.
TitleS W KERSHAW: CATALOGUE OF MODERN BOOKS
Datec.1885-1909
DescriptionA catalogue of 'modern books' in Lambeth Palace Library, compiled by Samuel Wayland Kershaw, Lambeth Librarian 1868-1910.

The catalogue was begun after 1883, when the Tait bequest of books was received. Kershaw described it as a 'supplementary catalogue' and reported that the work was in hand in January 1885 (see his annual report in LR/E). Additions were made until the close of Kershaw's librarianship in 1910.

A note by Kershaw (f. i verso) states that 'The modern books in Lambeth Palace Library include all those not entered in the catalogue of the general Library, which is in 6 volumes being the Bodleian Catalogue interleaved'.

ff. i-iv. Note and contents lists by Kershaw.

ff. 1-72. Books left to Lambeth Palace Library by Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1868 to 1882, received in 1883. The books range in date from 1726 to 1882, almost all 19th century.

ff. 73-75. Books presented by Mrs. Selwyn, from the Library of William Selwyn (1806-1875), Canon of Ely, an Honorary Curator of Lambeth Palace Library 1872-75. The books range in date from 1739 to 1875, almost all 19th century.

ff. 75v-125. 'Catalogues, dictionaries and reference books'.

ff. 126-184. 'Divinity'.

ff. 185-213. 'History and miscellaneous'.
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2016
PhysicalDescriptionBinding of blue cloth, 380 x 260 mm., late 20th century.
Paper leaves.

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DS/UK/4243Kershaw; Samuel Wayland (1836-1914); Librarian of Lambeth Palace; antiquary1836-1914
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