John Burton (1710-71) was an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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.
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
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).
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.
Genealogy | England | Yorkshire
Manors | England | Yorkshire
Burton | John | 1710-1771 | Antiquary
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