John Anstis (1669-1744) was a herald, antiquary and MP. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Notes and transcripts by John Anstis, with some correspondence, for his work The register of the most noble order of the Garter (London, 1726), mounted on leaves from 16th-century editions of year books.
S. Baker & G. Leigh, 12 December 1768 (Anstis sale), lots 342-3; Sotheby's, 19 December 1960, lot 251.Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought, Stanley Crowe, cat. 70, item 62, and given by the Friends of the Bodleian, 1961.Access Conditions
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39078-9.
Orders of knighthood and chivalry | Great Britain
Anstis | John | 1669-1744 | Herald, Antiquary, and MP
Order of the Garter