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Collection Level Description: Gloucestershire Collections by Ralph Bigland

Reference: MSS. Top. Glouc. e. 10-11
Title: Gloucestershire Collections by Ralph Bigland
Dates of Creation: 1773-5
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Ralph Bigland

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Ralph Bigland (1711-84) was a herald and antiquary. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Scope and Content

Notebooks by Ralph Bigland, containing miscellaneous parish notes for about 65 Gloucestershire parishes, including copies of monumental inscriptions.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

MSS. Top. Glouc. e. 10-11 were owned by J.H. Smyth Pigott of Brockley Hall, Somerset; Brockley Hall sale, English & Son (Bath), 8 Oct. 1849; two of five similar volumes numbered Phillipps MS. 13519, later numbered Phillipps MSS. 14265-70; these two volumes numbered 14265 and 14266 (Phillipps MS. 14270 is MS. Phillipps-Robinson e. 141).

MSS. Top. Glouc. e. 12 was possibly owned as MSS. Top. Glouc. e. 10-11; Phillipps MS. 16106.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

MSS. Top. Glouc. e. 10-11 were bought by the Library, with MS. Top. Glouc. e. 12, in 1979, Stanley Crowe, cat. 89.

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Parishes | England | Gloucestershire

Bigland | Ralph | 1711-1784 | Herald and Antiquary

Gloucestershire (England)

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