Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Coxe, Henry Octavius (1811-1881), an English man of letters, to whom Dean Burgon has given a place in his Lives of Twelve Good Men. Born at Bucklebury, Berkshire, he was educated at Westminster, and at Worcester College, Oxford. In 1833 he received an appointment at the British Museum, and at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, in 1838, becoming head librarian in 1860. He did not publish much original matter, though he did good service to literature by editing catalogues of MSS. in the colleges and halls of Oxford and the Bodleian Library. He also travelled in the East, and discovered valuable Codices.