Cotton S Library The Many Perils Of Preserving History

Author: Matt Kuhns
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"Cotton’s Library" reveals what can happen to a museum-quality collection before it reaches the safety of a museum (and sometimes even after). It is the story of an embryonic British national library assembled more than 400 years ago by Sir Robert Cotton. Boasting masterpieces of medieval illumination, the sole manuscript sources of Beowulf and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," and two of four surviving 1215 copies of Magna Carta as well as many priceless historic records, Cotton’s library was and is an irreplaceable treasure of the English-speaking world. Cotton and his successors nonetheless struggled for centuries to preserve his library for, and sometimes from, formal government custodianship. Overcoming war, repression, greedy heirs, intriguing rivals and disastrous fires, they ultimately succeeded, to our own great benefit. "Cotton’s Library" tells how they did it.

The Early Records Of Sir Robert Cotton S Library

Author: Colin Gerald Calder Tite
Editor: British Library Board
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Following the dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s and the dispersal of their libraries, a number of British collectors set to work to recover as much as possible. Of their second generation, Sir Robert Cotton (1571-1631) was an outstanding member, also acquiring a wide range of other material. Indeed, so important was his library that it became one of the foundation collections of the British Museum in 1753. Significant records - never previously studied as a whole - survive from the early years of Cotton's library and this book edits and analyses these, throwing important new light on Sir Robert, his son and grandson as collectors, and providing much fresh evidence on the history of their collection and its development.

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