Document ReferenceMS 584
TitleTypescript catalogue of printed books in the library of the church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, by Oswald Allen, c. 1985
Date Of Creation1985
Extent1 bundle of 191 pages
AbstractThe collection consists of a provisional catalogue of all the published works in the library of St Magdalene church in Newark, Nottinghamshire, known as the Bishop White Library. It was compiled in about 1985 by Oswald Allen.
LevelFonds
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryOswald Allen was honorary librarian for the church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent Nottinghamshire from 1949 to 1990.

The library was founded in 1698 by Thomas White (1629-1698), Bishop of Peterborough from 1685, who bequeathed his printed books to Newark. A room was built over the south porch of the church to house the books. The library was consolidated by a further bequest of books by Rev. George Burghope in 1742. It is now known as the Bishop White Library.
Custodial HistoryThe catalogue was deposited with the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in July 1990.
DescriptionThe collection comprises an autographed copy of a typescript catalogue of the Bishop White Library at St Magdalene's church in Newark, Nottinghamshire. It contains 191 pages. The catalogue was compiled by Oswald Allen, honorary librarian of the church, in about 1985. The catalogue is arranged alphabetically by authors' names and provides book titles and publication details. The books listed cover the period 1512-1907, although the majority of items date from the 17th century. A note by the compiler explains that the catalogue is entitled 'provisional' because circumstances prevented the completion of the work. Introductory notes explain the principles on which the catalogue has been created.
MgtGroupLibraries of other institutions
ArrangementNo archival arrangement has been necessary.
LanguageEnglish
TermChurch libraries - England - Nottinghamshire - Newark
Library catalogues
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
ConditionGood

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA806Allen; Oswald (fl 1949-1990); librarian to St Mary Magdalene Church Newark-on-Trent Nottinghamshirefl 1949-1990
NA807St Magdalene Church, Newark
NA806Allen; Oswald (fl 1949-1990); librarian to St Mary Magdalene Church Newark-on-Trent Nottinghamshirefl 1949-1990
Places
CodePlace name
PL189/Newark/Nottinghamshire/England
PL189/Newark/Nottinghamshire/England
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