Thomas James

(1573—1629) librarian and religious controversialist

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Educated at New College, Oxford, he became librarian to Bodley in 1599 and was the first librarian of the Bodleian Library. He was involved in the planning of the building and the acquisition of books, and published the first catalogues of the library in 1605 and 1620. These are among the earliest printed catalogues to give a record of the physical organization of a collection.

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