Library Records

The library records are larger than those of any other Oxford college library. They were last listed by W.G. Hiscock (successively Assistant and Deputy Librarian from 1931 to 1962); with the exception of the Bodleian printed catalogues with their annotations, all can be assumed to be in manuscript. What follows is a transcription of Hiscock's list, and researchers may wish to check for themselves that his identifications are correct. Some of the later nineteenth and twentieth century records have been omitted from the list, and recent library records are unlisted.

In addition to the material in Library Records, considerable quantities of material will be found in the Christ Church Archives, particularly in the series of Disbursement Books, and in a variety of other documents.

1. [Donor's register] (1614)
2. Catalogus librorum omnium in Bibl. Aedis Christi (1665)
3. [Library Catalogue in] Catalogus impr. librorum Bibl. Bodleianae 2 vols 1st set (1674)
4. ------- 2nd set. (1674)
5. Catalogus impr. librorum in Archivis repositorum. Acc. Appendix codd. MSS. (1676)
6. [Unidentifed catalogue of books] (c.1700)
7. [Catalogue of F. Buggs Quaker Tracts, bought by Aldrich and presented to Ch.Ch.] (1700
8. ------- [Arranged in an alphabetical order]
9. Catalogue of the books of [N. Stratford] Bp. of Chester (bef. 1707)
10. [Unidentified catalogue of books] (c.1710)
11. Catalogue of books belonging to Dean Aldrich (c.1710)
12. Catalogue of music in Dr. Aldrich's collection at ChCh ...(1778)
Boyce: Catal. of musick in Dr. Aldrich's collection (1778)
Catal. of music books ... examin Novr. 1778 (1778)
13. A catalogue of Dr. Aldrich's pamphlets
A catalogue of books in the Archives (c.1710)
14. [Catalogue of pamphlets in copy of] Catalogus impr. lib.Bibl. Bodleianae 1674. 2 vols. (Temp. 1710)
15 A catalogue of ye books contained in ye Archives (1717)
[Inserted in vol.] Codices MSS. Arabici (c.1700)
[At end of vol.] A catalogue of Mr Goodsons books contained in ye Archives (1747)
16. The Accounts of the Library 1712-65
17. ------- 1765-96
18. ------- 1796-1830
18a. ------- 1830-1871
19. The Catalogue of Dr Stratford's books (c.1729)
20. [Catalogue of Wake's books in copy of] Catal. impr. libr. Bibl. Bodleianae, 1674. 2 vols. (c.1730)
21. Catalogus bibliothecae ... Gul. Wake, 2 vols. (c.1730)
22. A Catalogue of the library of Charles late Earl of Orrery ... (1732)
23. [Anr. catalogue of the Orrery books] (c.1732)
24. A catalogue of the library of the Rev. Dr. David Gregory ... taken Septr. 28th 1776 (1776)
25. Catalogue of duplicates. 2 vols. (1814)
26. Hand catalogue - Hyperoon (c.1841)
27. Catalogus bibliothecae ... Gul. Wake (1788)
28. [Library catalogue] 6 vols. (1813)
29. Catalogue of theological works wanting in Ch.Ch. Library ... made by Mr Cochran (1823)
30. Havergal: A short numerical catalogue of the manuscript and printed musick. (1846)
31. ------- An alphabetical catalogue of the printed musick (1846)
32. ------- An alphabetical catalogue of the manuscript musick (1847)
33. Extracts from the rules of the Library & 1 printed notice signed C.W. Sandford, displayed on a card (c.1860)
34. Reading Room catalogue (1875)
[items 35 to 43 are later material, mostly twentieth century]
45. Library Correspondence &c. [mostly 19th and early 20th century material, but including a variety of other material].
46. [Allestree Library Catalogue] (c.1834)
47. [Admissions to the Library] (1698-1726)
48. A catalogue of the collection of pictures in the Library at Christ-Church [facs.] (c.1770)
49. [Library Regulations and orders] (1776-1827)
50. ------- [mainly dupl.] (1776-1834)
51. Allestree Library - list of autographs, notes on books, &c. (c.1800)
52. Books received into Ch.Ch. Library (1810, 1814-51)
53. Binders book (1822-1929)
54. Order book, &c. (1824-62)
55. A catalogue of the collection of pictures in the Library at Christ Church (1833)
56. ------- [Anr. copy] (1833)
57. Catalogue of books in the Anatomy School (1838)
58. Entry book (1851-97)
59. List of books sold & duplicates (1857-62)
60. Minutes - Ch Ch Library Committee (1869; 1878-98)
61. [Catalogue of pictures] (c.1870)
62. [Accession register] (1875-99)
63. Reading Room minute book (1884-1906)
64. ------- suggestion book (1884-1906)
65. Warner - Ch. Ch. portraits.
66. Entry book (1898-1932)
[a lengthy series of early twentieth century items]
78. Morris Fund 1748-1855