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Collection Level Description: John Brand's copy of Observations on popular antiquities (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1777)

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. e. 242-3
Title: John Brand's copy of Observations on popular antiquities (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1777)
Dates of Creation: 1777
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

John Brand (1744-1806) was an antiquary and historian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

John Brand's own copy of his Observations on popular antiquities (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1777), interleaved with many additional notes and extracts. Many of the additions were incorporated in the 1813 edition by Sir Henry Ellis.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were bought from George Sexton of Brighton in 1941.

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Finding Aids

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. 45760-1.

Access Points


Brand | John | 1744-1806 | Antiquary and Historian

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