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Collection Level Description: Papers of J.C. Brooke

Reference: MSS. Top. gen. e. 99-128; Top. Yorks. c. 75; Eng. lett. c. 221-7, e. 98-9; Eng. misc. a. 13, c. 455
Title: Papers of J.C. Brooke
Dates of Creation: 1769-1828
Extent: 42 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

John Charles Brooke (1748-94) was Somerset Herald 1777-94. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Brooke's papers consist of correspondence, 1769-94; 'field books' containing notes on topographical, antiquarian and personal matters made by Brooke during his travels in England and Belgium, 1775-93; and various other papers containing topographical and genealogical notes.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from Winifred A. Myers in 1967.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

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. II, nos. 54253-94.

Access Points


Brooke | John Charles | 1748-1794 | Herald, Antiquary, and Topographer

Belgium | Description and travel

Great Britain | Topography | 18th century

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