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Henry Octavius Coxe

(1811—1881) librarian


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(1811–81) Bodley's librarian 1860–81. After early work at the British Museum, he joined the Bodleian staff as sub-librarian in 1839, devoting much time and palaeographical skill to the quarto catalogues of classical MSS. He succeeded Bandinel as librarian, improving accessibility, devising a unified catalogue of printed books, making an additional reading room, improving placing, and incorporating the Radcliffe Library into the Bodleian.

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Subjects: Bibliography.


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