Canterbury Cathedral Librarians since the Reformation
- Canon Meric Casaubon supervised the inventory of the Library made for Archbishop Laud's visitation.
- The Dean and Chapter plan to appoint a full-time librarian, in spite of the growing political difficulties.
- John Bayly, minor canon, was library keeper with a fee of £7 a year.
- Elisha Robinson, minor canon, Bibliothecarius, with a salary of £7 a year.
[ DCc/TB-5 p.52 ]
- Dr Arthur Keyes (or Kaye), (d. 1701), a Six Preacher (1670), appointed library keeper.
John Sargenson, minor canon, appointed assistant library keeper.
[Ramsay 385; Ingram Hill 67]
- Elias Robinson, a minor canon, appointed library keeper.
[Ramsay 383; Gregory 253]
- David Wilkins (1685–1745), the Archbishop’s librarian at Lambeth, 1715–18, a prebendary of Canterbury 1720–1745 (Stall XII). During his tenure at Canterbury, he prepared and maintained a handwritten catalogue of the printed books (Ramsay 388; CCA-DCc-LA/2/5).
- H.J. Todd, a minor canon, referred to as the 'Librarian'.
- Dr Houstonne Radcliffe (prebendary, 1795–1822) named 'Librarian',
assisted by a salaried Sub-Librarian.
(By 1812, he had been appointed Vice-Dean of Wells:
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- Cyprian Rondeau Bunce (1752–1807), a Canterbury solicitor and alderman, arranged and indexed the archives. [Ramsay 391
- Dr J.H. Spry (canon, 1828–1854) served as Librarian until his death in 1854. [Ramsay 392–3]
- The Rev. Joshua Stratton, Sub-Librarian
- Canon Librarian: Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (canon 1851–1858). [Ramsay 395]
- Archdeacon Benjamin Harrison and Dean Henry Alford acted as Canon Librarians. [Ramsay 395]
- Canon Librarian: James Craigie Robertson (canon 1859–1882). [Ramsay 395]
- Joseph Brigstocke Sheppard (1828–1895) invited by the Chapter to re-arrange the muniments. He later had the titles of Assistant Librarian, Librarian of the Howley-Harrison Library, and Keeper of the Cathedral Records. [Ramsay 396, 399]
- Canon Librarian: George Rodney Eden, canon and Bishop of Dover. Eden had two Honorary Librarians appointed to supervise the reading room: M. Beazeley and F. W. Cross. Robert Rhodes, a lay clerk, was paid as Library Keeper. [Ramsay 399–401]
- Canon Librarian: Edward Moore, canon 1903–1916. [Ramsay 401]
- Charles Eveleigh Woodruff (1855–1948) appointed as Honorary Librarian (Deputy Librarian 1909–1918). [Ramsay 401]
- Dr Charles Cotton appointed (honorary) Deputy Librarian. [Ramsay 402]
- Canon Librarian: Samuel Bickersteth, canon 1916–1936. [Ramsay 402]
- Cathedral Librarian: William Parry Blore (1875–1948), a retired school teacher.
Chapter Library letterheads of 1937-1938 list the following Library staff: W.P.Blore M.A. (Librarian), 20 St Stephen's Road F.W.Tyler F.S.A. (Sub-Librarian), 129 Whitstable Road Charles Cotton O.B.E. F.R.C.P. (Deputy Librarian), 11d The Precincts The Rev. C.E. Woodruff M.A. (Honorary Librarian), 62 Old Dover Road Miss E. Barbara Leaver (Assistant in the Howley Library), Arlesdene, Canterbury Road, Herne Bay
- William Urry appointed Assistant Librarian. [Ramsay 404]
- Dr William Urry, Cathedral Archivist and Librarian.
- Canon Librarian: Canon Joseph Robinson
- Anne Oakley, Cathedral Archivist.
- Canon Librarian: Canon Donald Allchin
- Mrs Naomi Pearman (later Linnell) appointed Keeper of Printed Books jointly with the University of Kent. [Ramsay 406]
- Canon Librarian: Canon Christopher Lewis
- Cathedral Archivist: Charlotte Hodgson
- Resignation of Mrs Naomi Linnell.
Miss Karen James seconded temporarily from University of Kent.
- Cathedral Librarian: Mrs Sheila Hingley
- Canon Librarian: Roger Symon
- Cathedral Archivist: Michael Stansfield
- Cathedral Archivist: Heather Forbes
- Canon Librarian: Canon Edward Condry
- Canon Librarian: Canon Richard Marsh
- Cathedral Librarian: Keith O'Sullivan
- Assistant Librarian: Karen Brayshaw; Librarian from 2008
- Cathedral and City Archivist: Cressida Williams
- Canon Librarian: Canon Christopher Irvine
Collinson: Patrick Collinson, 'The Protestant Cathedral, 1541–1660'. In: A History of Canterbury Cathedral, ed. P. Collinson, N. Ramsay, M. Sparks. (OUP 1995, revised edition 2002) 154–203.
Gregory: Jeremy Gregory, 'Canterbury and the Ancien Régime: The Dean and Chapter, 1660–1828'. In: A History of Canterbury Cathedral, ed. P. Collinson, N. Ramsay, M. Sparks. (OUP 1995, revised edition 2002) 204–55.
Ingram Hill: Derek Ingram Hill, The Six Preachers of Canterbury Cathedral, (Canterbury1982).
Ramsay: Nigel Ramsay, 'The Cathedral Archives and Library'. In: A History of Canterbury Cathedral, ed. P. Collinson, N. Ramsay, M. Sparks. (OUP 1995, revised edition 2002) 341–407.