Announcing the Lennox-Boyd Collection

Bourn goldsmith trade cardThe John Johnson Collection is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Lennox Boyd Collection. Consisting mainly of trade cards, bill headings, ceremonial and funeral ephemera, this collection was accepted in lieu of inheritance tax by HM Government from the estate of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd and allocated to the Bodleian Library in 2015.

The collection complements ephemera in the John Johnson Collection. We will begin to sort the trade cards in May. With funding for acid-free sleeves and folders raised at Duke Humfrey's Night 2015, we hope to house and shelfmark the collection by end 2016.  It will then be catalogued.

Over the next few months, we will showcase highlights from the collection through social media.

All enquiries to the Librarian of the John Johnson Collection: jjcoll@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

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