Bodley and the Bodleian: Collections, Use and Administration

  title={Bodley and the Bodleian: Collections, Use and Administration},
  author={S. Jackson},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  pages={253 - 270}
  • S. Jackson
  • Published 1969
  • Sociology
  • The Library Quarterly
The founder, Thomas Bodley, was born in 1545, the son of a Protestant active enough to be exiled during the reign of Queen Mary. His early adolescence was spent among the large English foreign congregations in southern Germany and Geneva. When the family returned to England, he was well grounded in Greek and Hebrew-as well as Latin-and became associated with Merton College, Oxford. In 1565 he lectured on Greek and in 1569 on "natural philosophy," that is, physical science, for which Merton was… Expand
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