1802 catalogue

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The Cathedral's 1802 printed catalogue was prepared by H.J. Todd who had been the cathedral librarian while a minor canon at Canterbury. A manuscript note in his personal copy (W2/Q-3-8) states that 160 copies were printed, not for sale. Todd states that he compiled the alphabetical author section of the catalogue and that the second section (the shelf lists) was based on David Wilkins's catalogue for shelves A to X ((CCA-DCc-LA/2/5) supplemented by his own listing of shelves Y to LL.

Todd gives a list of the complimentary copies which were dispatched to other libraries and notables:

the King's Library [George III's copy, now British Library: 272.k.22]
Archbishop of Cant.y [Lambeth Palace Library: Z921.C268 ?]
British Museum [British Library: 620.g.10.(2.) (another copy at 824.e.50)]
Sion College [now Lambeth Palace Library or King's College Library?]
J. Nicholls Esqr. [i.e. John Nichols (1745–1846), printer and antiquary]
T. Park Esqr. [i.e. Thomas Park (1758/9–1834), antiquary and bibliographer]
I. Reed Esqr. [i.e. Isaac Reed (1742–1807), Shakespearean editor]
J. Bindley Esqr. [i.e. James Bindley (1737–1818), antiquary and book collector]
Earl Spencer [now John Rylands Library Special Collections (22663 )?]
Revd. Dr Weston [probably Stephen Weston (1747–1830), antiquary and man of letters]
Antiquarian Society [i.e. Society of Antiquaries]
J. C. Walker, Esqr. Dublin [i.e. Joseph Cooper Walker (c.1762–1810), Irish antiquary and author]
G. Chalmers Esqr. [i.e. George Chalmers (1742–1825), Scottish antiquary and author]
Cambridge University [University Library: 8880.c.235 or 8880.c.317?]
Speaker of the H. of Commons [probably Charles Abbot (1757 –1829), Speaker from February 1802]
Dean of Gloucester [John Luxmore (1766–1830), a former canon of Canterbury]

In addition to the following copies, there are also four copies on the shelves of the Librarian's office in the Cheker.

Shelfmark CCA-DCc-LA-2/7
Canterbury Cathedral. Library.. Catalogue of the books, both manuscript and printed, which are preserved in the library of Christ Church, Canterbury.. 1802.
Inscription on front pastedown: J. Stratton. Sub-Librarian. Inscription on front free end paper: J. Stratton.
With deletions and additions in Joshua Stratton's hand in the alphabetical section of the 1802 catalogue.
Shelfmark CCA-DCc-LA-2/8
Canterbury Cathedral. Library. Catalogue of the books, both manuscript and printed, which are preserved in the library of Christ Church, Canterbury. 1802.
Administrative copy of the 1802 catalogue with pencil post-1966 shelfmarks on many pages, possibly by William Urry.
Shelfmark CCA-DCc-LA-2/9
Canterbury Cathedral. Library. Catalogue of the books, both manuscript and printed, which are preserved in the library of Christ Church, Canterbury. 1802.
Inscription on front free endpaper: e libris JH Spry; interleaved, with annotations in Spry's hand.
Shelfmark CCA-DCc-LA/5/10
Catalogue of the books, both manuscript and printed, which are preserved in the library of Christ Church, Canterbury..
[Canterbury]: 1802.
Inscription on front pastedown: J Stratton.
The personal copy of the Cathedral Library's 1802 catalogue belonging to Joshua Stratton, the Sub-Librarian in the mid-nineteenth century.
Shelfmark W2/Q-3-8
Catalogue of the books, manuscript and printed, which are preserved in the Library of Christ Church, Canterbury.
London: 1802.
H. J. Todd's personal copy of the 1802 catalogue with a manuscript notice in the front free endpapers about publication of the catalogue.
Inscription on third front free endpaper: Purchased from Archdeacon Todd's Library. 1846. W.H.C.
Ownership stamp on third front free endpaper: W. H. Coleridge.
Book plate on front pastedown: Collegii Sti Augustini apud Cantuarienses Liber. Pencil note on third front free endpaper: St Augustine's College. Library. 1849. W.H.C.
Shelfmark H/H-2-29
Catalogue of the books, both manuscript and printed, which are preserved in the library of Christ Church, Canterbury. 1802.
Inscription on front free endpaper: Canterbury Cathedral Library — Bibl. Howl.


Digitised copy, Hathi Trust (University of California)