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Collection Level Description: Collections of Joseph Lemuel Chester

Reference: MSS. Top. Berks. c. 24; Top. Bucks. c. 9; Top. Oxon. c. 165-172
Title: Collections of Joseph Lemuel Chester
Dates of Creation: 1880
Extent: 10 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Joseph Lemuel Chester (1821-82) was a genealogist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Extracts from parish registers, and select monumental inscriptions, of churches in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, compiled by Joseph Lemuel Chester, including indexes of parishes and personal names.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were presented to the Library by Brien Cokayne in 1912.

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Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 35682-3, 35724-31.

Access Points

Chester | Joseph Lemuel | 1821-1882 | Genealogist

Berkshire (England)

Buckinghamshire (England)

Oxfordshire (England)

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