Edmund Craster

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Sir Herbert Henry Edmund Craster (5 November 1879 – 21 March 1959) was a British librarian, who served as Bodley's Librarian (the librarian in charge of the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford) from 1931 to 1945.

Life[edit]

Edmund Craster was educated at Clifton College[1] and Balliol College, Oxford. He became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1903, and edited the History of Northumberland (volumes 8 to 10) between 1904 and 1914. He was appointed Sub-Librarian of the Bodleian Library in 1912, also serving as Keeper of Western Manuscripts from 1927, until 1931 when he became Bodley's Librarian.[2] He left in 1945, the year in which he received his knighthood,[3] and became the Librarian of All Souls in 1946. His writings included Speeches on Foreign Policy by Lord Halifax in 1940 and a History of the Bodleian Library 1845–1945 in 1952. He died on 21 March 1959.[2]

References[edit]

  • Bell, Alan. "Craster, Sir (Herbert Henry) Edmund". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/41048. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Clifton College Register" Muirhead, J.A.O. ref no 3048: Bristol; J.W Arrowsmith for Old Cliftonian Society; April, 1948
  2. ^ a b "Craster, Sir (Herbert Henry) Edmund". Who Was Who 1920–2008. Oxford University Press. December 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  3. ^ "No. 37119". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 June 1945. p. 2934.