Clarendon Building

@ Broad St, Oxford, OX1 3BG, UK

It is directly cross street from Weston library, on the corner of Broad St. and Catte St. The building was funded by the commercially successful book written by Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609-74) – History of the Great Rebellionhis account of English civil war.

Father Couplet bought a Chinese convert Michael Shen Fuzong (Shen Fu-tsung or Fo Cum) to Paris in 1684. Shen made his way to England in March 1687, dined with the Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon, 1 son of Edward Hyde. He spent the summer at Bodleian Library in Oxford  Oxford, helping librarian Thomas Hyde to catalog and translate Chinese books and materials.

The front building in this photo is the Old Indian Institute Building Catte St and Holywell St., now used by the Oxford Martin School and a small part of the History Faculty which occupied the building from 1968-2005. A corner of Clarendon Building is on the right hand side. I took this photo on the steps of the Weston Library.

The Meeting of Eastern and Western Art by Michael Sullivan, 1973

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