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History of Libraries Seminar: 'The Library of Richard Holdsworth (1590-1649)
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Speaker: Dr. Jean-Pascal Pouzet (University of Limoges and CESCM, Poitiers) Title: 'The Library of Richard Holdsworth (1590-1649): new light on the manuscripts' A joint meeting with the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library.

When: 4th June 2019
5.15 pm
Where: Lambeth Palace Library
Lambeth Palace
London, Greater London  SE1 7JU
United Kingdom
Contact: Melissa Harrison

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Richard Holdsworth - academic, preacher, theologian and bibliophile - bequeathed his entire library to the University of Cambridge. This bequest represented a harvest of book-collecting over some 40 years, comprising more than 10,000 volumes (some 185 manuscripts, 215 incunables and 9695 printed books). On its arrival in 1664, this amounted to a second foundation of Cambridge University Library, but it has barely been studied at all.  This presentation offers a survey of current research on the collection, together with the first tangible results on Holdsworth's manuscripts, set within a broader frame of reflection about the process of bibliographic and bibliophilic creation.


Admittance via the main gatehouse of Lambeth Palace.  Please register your place by emailing Melissa Harrison.

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