William Dunn Macray

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William Dunn Macray
Born 1826
Died 1916 (aged 89–90)
Occupation Librarian, cleric, historian
Language English
Genre History

William Dunn Macray (1826–1916) was an English librarian, cleric and historian.

Macray was ordained and graduated MA. He was a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and worked at the Bodleian Library from 1845 to 1905.[1] He received the degree Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) honoris causa from the University of Oxford in June 1902.[2]

He is best known for his Annals of the Bodleian Library (1868), an institutional history of the library;[3] a second edition was published in 1890.[4]


  1. ^ Clapinson, Mary. "Macray, William Dunn". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/38395.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ "University intelligence". The Times (36805). London. 27 June 1902. p. 10. 
  3. ^ Macray, W. D. (1868). Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598 – A.D. 1867. 
  4. ^ "Review of Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford by the Rev. W. D. Macray, 2nd edition, 1890". The Quarterly Review. 173: 320–332. October 1891. 

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