John Charles Brooke (1748-94) was Somerset Herald 1777-94. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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.
The papers were bought from Winifred A. Myers in 1967.Access Conditions
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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.
Brooke | John Charles | 1748-1794 | Herald, Antiquary, and Topographer
Belgium | Description and travel
Great Britain | Topography | 18th century