Henry Bradshaw Society

Collections of HBS Volumes

The Society receives frequent requests from members and other scholars to advise in locating HBS publications. Since our volumes were not publicly available until the 1980s (before that they were distributed only to members of the Society) early numbers are particularly hard to find. However, several major libraries were members of HBS from the early years. The present page is a provisional listing of these.

A note of caution needs to be sounded before this page is used. It has been compiled from surviving membership lists from the period 1891–1916. Membership lists from the 1890s are incomplete, and those after 1900 do not always accurately reflect the full picture — for instance, it is known that some libraries who became members after the turn of the century joined retrospectively and presumably acquired back-numbers. Nor of course can the accuracy of the original listing be guaranteed. Some of the institutions shown in the list have changed their names, or amalgamated (no note is made of this). It is also the case that some of these early institutional members have ceased to exist, and their collections have been dispersed. (The latter is lamentably true even of some libraries still in existence.) This listing is therefore only a starting-point in locating HBS volumes, but we hope that it will assist enquirers. If anyone using this list has additional information about these or any other collections which they consider it useful to incorporate here, please communicate it to the Society's Secretary.

The annual lists used here date from 1891 to 1916. If there is no date shown against a library, it appears in all the extant lists. One of the above dates indicates that a library first appears in that year.


Contents by country


Listing of Libraries

AUSTRALIA

Melbourne
Public Library of Victoria (1892)

AUSTRIA

Vienna
Imperial Library

BELGIUM

Brussels
Society of Bollandists
Louvain
Abbaye de Mont-César (1916)
Collège Philosophique et Théologique (1916)

DENMARK

Copenhagen
Royal Library (1916)

FRANCE

Paris
Bibliothèque National
Bibliothèque de l'Université (1911)
Solesmes
Abbey Library

GERMANY

Berlin
Royal Library
Breslau
Königliche und Universitätsbibliothek (1916)
Munich
Royal Library

IRELAND

Armagh
Public Library (1900)
Dublin
National Library of Ireland (1895)
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1895)
Archbishop Marsh's Library (1900)
Trinity College Library (1900)
Rathfarnham
St Columba's College (1900)

ITALY

Milan
Ambrosian Library
Rome
Vatican Library (1900)

NEW ZEALAND

Wellington
Diocesan Library (1916)

SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town
Diocesan Library (1911)

SPAIN

Barcelona
Colegio Máximo de San Ignacio, Sarriá (1916)

SWEDEN

Stockholm
Royal Library (1911)
Uppsala
Royal University Library (1916)

UNITED KINGDOM

Aberdeen
Diocesan Library (1906)
Bala
Theological College (1895)
Birmingham
Oratory Library (1900)
St Thomas' Abbey, Erdington (1900)
Bristol
City Reference Library (1900)
Cambridge
University Library (by Copyright)
Corpus Christi College
Emmanuel College
Gonville & Caius College
St John's College
King's College
Queens' College
Selwyn College
Trinity College
Canterbury
St Augustine's College
Cathedral Library (1900)
Chester
Chapter Library (1900)
Cuddesdon
Theological College
Durham
University Library
Edinburgh
Advocates' Library (1892)
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1900)
Ely
Theological College
Fort Augustus
St Benedict's Abbey
Hawarden
St Deinol's Library (1900)
Lincoln
Cathedral Library (1900)
Liverpool
Free Library (1911)
London
British Library - formerly British Museum Library (by Copyright)
Society of Antiquaries
Church House, Westminster
London Library
St Paul's Cathedral Library
Sion College
Guildhall Library (1895)
Royal Institute of Great Britain (1895)
Dr Williams' Library (1900)
Manchester
John Ryland's Library (1901)
Mirfield
Community of the Resurrection (1900)
Newcastle
Cathedral Chapter Library
Oxford
Bodleian Library (by Copyright)
St John's College
Magdalen College
Christ Church (1900)
Keble College (1916)
Ramsgate
St Augustine's Abbey (1904)
Salisbury
Cathedral Library
Sarum College
Wells
Somerset Theological College (1895)
York
Chapter Library

USA

Ann Arbor
University of Michigan (1911)
Baltimore
Peabody Institute (1900)
Boston, Mass.
Public Library (1895)
Bryn Mawr
College Library (1911)
Cambridge, Mass.
Harvard College (1892)
Episcopal Theological School (1911)
Chicago
Newberry Library (1911)
University Library (1911)
Evanston, Ill.
Northwestern University Library (1911)
Madison, Wisc.
State Historical Society (1916)
New York
General Theological Seminary (1911)
Philadelphia
Divinity School (1911)
Free Library (1911)
Washington, DC
Library of Congress (1911)

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