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Collection Level Description: Burton Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Top. Yorks. a. 1, b. 3-17, d. 4-7, e. 7-29
Title: Burton Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 17th-18th cent.
Extent: 43 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

John Burton (1710-71) was an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Collections of John Burton relating to Yorkshire, with indexes, usually of persons and of places, in each volume. The collections include pedigrees of Yorkshire families, notes on Yorkshire manors, and papers relating to heraldry and to ceremonies conducted by heralds.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection was bought from Burton by William Constable, whose bookplate is in many of the volumes, and sold at Sotheby's in 1889.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought by the Library at Sotheby's in 1937.

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. 55246-88.

Access Points

Genealogy | England | Yorkshire



Manors | England | Yorkshire

Burton | John | 1710-1771 | Antiquary

Yorkshire (England)

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