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Named Collections of Printed Materials (C)

Describes collections which are associated with a particular person (e.g. a previous owner). Most are not identified as 'part of a collection' in Explore the British Library.

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CAESAR, Sir Julius [1558-1636].
Scope: Travelling library of Master of the Rolls Sir Julius Caesar. 44 volumes of miniature editions of the classics. Also a travelling case shaped like a large book, in which the volumes were originally stored. Purchased by the British Museum Library in 1842. (Manuscript material once belonging to Sir Julius Caesar is now with the Department of Manuscripts within the Lansdowne Collection).
Location: C.20.f.15 - 58.
Reference: A Directory of rare books and special collections..., edited by B Bloomfield (2nd ed. London,1997), 'British Library' entry, section Ge. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR027.041.

CAMPBELL, John Menzies [1887-1974].
Scope: Eight volumes of newspaper cuttings compiled by J M Campbell during the Second World War.
Location: Cup.1253.p.1.
Access: The collection has been microfilmed (Mic.C.11007), and access to the originals restricted.

CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN, Sir Henry. See Bannerman, Sir Henry Campbell.

CARLISLE, Nicholas [1771-1847].
Scope: 51 volumes of political and historical tracts printed before 1847. Collected by British Museum assistant librarian Nicholas Carlisle.
Location: 901.h.1 - 901.k.7.

CARR GLYNN, Sidney. See Glynn, Sidney Carr.

CASAUBON, Isaac [1559-1614].
Scope: Library of the classical scholar Isaac Casaubon, comprising some 2,000 vols.
Location: Incorporated within the Old Royal Library.

CAVE, Maria Otway.
Scope: Printed material relating to the diary of Henry Benedict Stuart, Cardinal, Duke of York (1758-1805) and his correspondence (which is held in the Department of Manuscripts at Add.Mss.30428-30469). Donated by the Hon. Maria Otway Cave.
Location: 1897.a - b. (interspersed with material from other sources).

CAVENDISH, Andrew Robert Buxton, Duke of Devonshire [1920- ].
Scope: Books purchased in 1958 from the library of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth House (Derbyshire).
Location: C.132.i.1 - 66.
Note: 15th century printed books are dispersed within the IA., IB. and IC. shelfmark ranges.
Reference: 'List of books acquired by the British Museum from Chatsworth. Part 1: Incunabula', by G D Painter. Book Collector, vol. 7, no. 4 (Winter 1958), pp. 401-06. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR002.075 (small-sized sequence).
Reference: 'Chatsworth books in the British Museum. Part 2', by A F Allison. Book Collector, vol. 8, no. 1 (Spring 1959), pp. 52-58. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR002.075 (small-sized sequence).
Reference: 'List of books acquired in the British Museum from Chatsworth. Part 3: Bindings', by H M Nixon. Book Collector, vol. 8, no. 1 (Spring 1959), pp. 58-59. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR002.075 (small-sized sequence).
Reference: A Directory of rare books and special collections..., edited by B Bloomfield (2nd ed. London,1997), 'British Library' entry, section Fh. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR027.041.

CECIL, Edgar Algernon Gascoyne-, Viscount Cecil of Chelwood [1864-1958].
Scope: Ten file boxes of printed material dating from 1917 to 1946 received with Cecil Papers (which are in the Department of Manuscripts).
Access: Contact rare-books@bl.uk

CHADWICK, Sir Edwin [1800-1890].
Scope: Tracts, pamphlets, newspaper cuttings, etc. mainly from the first half of the 19th century and relating principally to public health and sanitation. Collected by the sanitary reformer Sir Edwin Chadwick, and presented to the British Museum Library by his son Osbert Chadwick in 1891.
Location: C.T.
Catalogue: [Shelflist]. * Held in the Social Sciences Reading Room.

CHATSWORTH HOUSE. See Cavendish, Andrew Robert Buxton (above).

CHESTERTON, G K. See Collins, Dorothy E.(below).

CHEVREMONT, François [1824-1907].
Scope: Books, single sheets, plates, etc. by and relating to Jean-Paul Marat (1743-1793). Material dates from 1793 to 1891. Presented to the British Museum in 1898 by François Chèvremont. The engravings in Chèvremont's collection are now with the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings.
Location: 645.a.1 - 55.
Reference: The British Museum Library, by A Esdaile (London, 1948), p.185. * Copies in the Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR027.541 and in Humanities Reading Room at HLR027.541 and Humanities - Floor 1 Enquiry Desk.
Reference: 'The collection of Marat's bibliographer at the British Library', by J De Cock. British Library Journal, vol. 19, no. 1 (Spring 1993), p. 44-57. * Copy in the Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR027.541 (small-sized sequence).

CHORLEY, John Rutter [1807?-1867].
Scope: Spanish dramatic literature and works relating to Spanish drama and poetry. Collected by the poet John Rutter Chorley. Bequeathed in 1867.
Location: 11726.h.9.; 17728.h.1 - 17728.i.22.
Catalogue: A listing can be found in printed editions of the British Library Catalogue to 1975 under the heading CHORLEY, John Rutter: "Books containing Ms. notes".

Note: J R CHORLEY manuscript material relating to Spanish drama is in the Department of Manuscripts at Add.27758-62 and Add.45885-8.

CHORLEY, W B. See Tieck, John Ludwig.

CHURCH HOUSE. See Julian, John.

COCKERELL, Sir Sydney [1867-1962]. (1).
Scope: Proofs and trial pages of works printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, with other printed and manuscript material. Also photographs of William Morris and of the Kelscott Press staff. Collected by Sir Sydney Cockerell, and purchased in 1957.
Location: C.102.h.18.

COCKERELL, Sir Sydney [1867-1962]. (2).
Scope: Trial pages and proofs of illustrations of works published or planned for publication by the Kelmscott Press. Includes one of two known copies of the trial page for a projected volume of the works of Shakespeare (the trial page is from Macbeth). Collected by Sir Sydney Cockerell, and purchased in 1957.
Location: C.102.l.22.

COCKERELL, Sir Sydney [1867-1962]. (3).
Scope: A set of proofs of type, initials, borders, and ornaments designed by William Morris for the Kelmscott Press. Collected by Sir Sydney Cockerell, and purchased in 1957.
Location: C.109.i.2.

COCKERELL, Sir Sydney [1867-1962]. (4).
Scope: Circulars, prospectuses, fly sheets, colophons, etc., printed at the Kelmscott Press. Collected by Sir Sydney Cockerell, and presented to the Library in 1899.
Location: C.43.h.5.
Access: access to the originals is restricted.
Catalogue: Index, compiled by Robert Proctor [In a manuscript notebook]. * Shelved in the British Library stacks at C.43.c.28.

COKE, Thomas Edward William, 5th Earl of Leicester [1908-1976]. (1)
Scope: 83 volumes purchased in November 1951 from the library of the Earl of Leicester at Holkham Hall (Norfolk).
Location: C.132.h.1 - 50. ; 15th century printed books are dispersed within the IA., IB. and IC. shelfmark ranges.
Catalogue: List of books acquired from the Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall. [1951. Typescript, with shelfmarks added in manuscript]. * Shelved in British Library stacks at 11917.dd.13.
Reference: 'Manuscripts and printed books from the Holkham Hall library', by T C Skeat, F G Rendall and H M Nixon. British Museum Quarterly, vol. 17 (1952), pp. 23-40. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR069.0942 (small-sized sequence).
Reference: A Directory of rare books and special collections..., edited by B Bloomfield (2nd ed. London,1997), 'British Library' entry, section Fg. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR027.041.

COKE, Thomas Edward William, 5th Earl of Leicester [1908-1976] . (2)
Scope: A further collection of some 891 volumes from Holkham Hall (Norfolk), many printed on the continent of Europe in the 17th century. Purchased in 1959.
Location: 1492.a.1 - 1492.t.1.
Reference: A Directory of rare books and special collections..., edited by B Bloomfield (2nd ed. London,1997), 'British Library' entry, section Fg. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR027.041.

Note: Other material relating to the Coke Family and to Holkham Hall, including 12 manuscripts purchased in 1951, can be found in the Department of Manuscripts.

COLE, Sir Henry [1808-1882].
Scope: Eight volumes of newspaper cuttings, parliamentary reports, pamphlets etc., relating to the introduction of penny postage. Material dates from 1839 to 1940. Collected by Sir Henry Cole.
Location: Cup.410.c.1.

COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor [1772-1834].
Scope: Some 186 volumes, formerly owned by S T Coleridge, many of which contain manuscript notes by him. Presented by the Pilgrim Trust, 14 July 1951.
Location: C.126.a.1 - C.126.l.11.
Reference: 'Note-books and marginalia of S T Coleridge', by T C Skeat. British Museum Quarterly, vol. 16, no. 4 (1952), pp. 91-93. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR069.0942 (small-sized sequence).

Note: Samuel Taylor COLERIDGE manuscript note-books are in the Department of Manuscripts at Add.47496-47558.

COLLINS, Dorothy E.
Scope: Works by or about G K Chesterton (1874-1936), or books previously owned by him. Material dates from 1836 to 1984. Collection assembled by D E Collins.
Location: Chest.1 - 525.

COLT HOARE, Sir Richard. See Hoare, Sir Richard Colt.

COOK, Sir Herbert [1868-1939].
Scope: Newspaper cuttings dating from 1866 to 1912, consisting for the most part of reviews of exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts (London). Believed to have been compiled by Sir H Cook.
Location: 7871.gg.21.

COURT BOOKSHOP. See Lyon, Henry Mayor.

COX, Edward Machell.
Scope: Over 700 catalogues relating mainly to 18th and 19th century sales of books and paintings (British and continental). Collection purchased in 1955; many of these catalogues replace material destroyed during Second World War bombing.
Location: S.C.1398 - S.C.2000. (interspersed with catalogues from other sources).
Access: This collection has been microfilmed (consult the 'Register of Preservation Surrogates, a subset of the Integrated Catalogue, for details), and access to the originals restricted.
Catalogue: A Catalogue of the collection of art catalogues of Edward Machell Cox, acquired from him by the British Museum. [Typescript, 1955?]. * Shelved in British Library stacks at 011919.g.1.

COX, Francis Augustus [1783-1853]. "Cox's Fragmenta".
Scope: Sections from books, cuttings from newspapers, advertisements, playbills etc., all dating from 1788 to 1833. Collected by the Baptist Minister Revd Francis Augustus Cox. Bequeathed in 1835. 98 vols.
Location: 937.g.1 - 94.
Catalogue: [A list of playbills contained in Cox's Fragmenta]. The original list is shelved in the stacks at 937.g.1 - 94. This is reproduced in the copies of the British Library's Register of Playbills which are kept at the Reference Enquiries desks in the Rare Books and Music, and the Humanities Reading Rooms.
Reference: A Directory of rare books and special collections..., edited by B Bloomfield (2nd ed. London,1997), 'British Library' entry, section Pb. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR027.041.
'Francis Cox and his Fragmenta', by C.B. Oldman. British Museum Quarterly, vol. 30 (1966), pp.65-75. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR069.0942 (small-sized sequence).

CRACHERODE, Revd Clayton Mordaunt [1730-1799].
Scope: 4,500 volumes of fine editions bequeathed in 1799 by Revd C M Cracherode.
Location: 671 - 688.
Catalogue: C M Cracherode's autograph copy of the catalogue to his library. [1790. In manuscript]. * Held in the Department of Manuscripts at Add.Ms.11360.
Catalogue: [Another copy of the above, in the hand of Samuel Ayscough]. * Held in the Department of Manuscripts at King's Ms.387.
Reference: A Directory of rare books and special collections..., edited by B Bloomfield (2nd ed. London,1997), 'British Library' entry, section Dc. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR027.041.
Reference: 'Portrait of a bibliophile. XVIII: Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode', by A Davis. Book Collector, vol. 23, no.3-4 (Autumn-Winter 1974), pp.339-54, 489-505. * Copy in the Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR002.075 (small-sized sequence).

CRAMPTON, Thomas [1816-1888].
Scope: Seven volumes of ballads printed in London, dating 1860? to 1870? Collected by T Crampton. The collection appears to have originally consisted of eight volumes, but is now wanting volume no. 6.
Location: 11621.h.11.
Access: The collection has been microfilmed (Mic.B.962/21 - 23), and access to the originals restricted.

CRAWFORD, Earl of. See Lindsay, James Ludovic.

CRAWFORD, Osbert Guy Stanhope [1886-1957].
Scope: Newspaper cuttings from 1927 and 1928 about the archaeological finds at Glozel (central France), and specifically about their authenticity.
Location: Cup.921/3 (1-1034).
Catalogue: Index. [Typescript]. * Shelved in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR936.4.

CREED, G.
Scope: Drawings of inn signs, with newspaper cuttings and other relevant historical material. 14 vols. Collection formed in around 1855 by G Creed.
Location: 1888.b.6.

CROKER, J Wilson. See French Revolutionary Tracts.

CROOKES, St John.
Scope: Handbills, circulars etc. relating to the Durham election of July 1865. Collection formed by St John Crooks.
Location: 1851.d.11.

CROSS, W B.
Scope: Three volumes of pamphlets, broadsides and newspaper cuttings relating to the Bristol Riots of 1831. With plates and manuscript additions. Collected by W B Cross.
Location: L.R.271.e.3. (broadsides and cuttings); L.R.271.c.12. (plates).

CULLUM, John, Artist.
Scope: A volume of original drawings, newspaper cuttings, engravings and sections from printed books. With a manuscript title-page reading "An attempt to illustrate the British Museum by John Cullum, Artist ... 1834".
Location: C.119.e.3.

CULLUM, Sir John, Bart. [1733-1785].
Scope: Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings dating from 1712 to 1785. With a manuscript index. Collected by Sir John Cullum.
Location: 1890.c.7.

CZARTORYSKI, Adam Jerzy, Prince [1770-1861].
Scope: 80 volumes relating mainly to Polish history and literature. Donated in 1832 by Prince Czartoryski.
Location: Mostly at 899 - 900.
Reference: 'Prince Czartoryski and the British Museum', by H Swiderska. British Museum Quarterly, vol. 28 (Summer 1964), pp. 8-11. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR069.0942 (small-sized sequence).

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