Robert Finch (1783-1830) was an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Papers of Robert Finch, consisting of:
Robert Finch bequeathed his plate to Balliol College and his library, pictures, coins and medals to the Ashmolean Museum. In 1918 it was agreed that his books and manuscripts should come to the Bodleian Library, with the exception of certain books in foreign languages and dealing with archaeology and fine arts, which were to go to the Taylor Institution and the Ashmolean Museum respectively. The manuscripts were transferred from the Taylorian to the Bodleian in March 1921.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. 46792-872. For a more detailed description of the medieval manuscripts see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/medieval/finch/finch.htmlPublication Note
Finch's personal papers were used by Elizabeth Nitchie in The Reverend Colonel Finch (New York, 1940).
Diaries | 19th century
Finch | Robert | 1783-1830 | Antiquary
University of Oxford | Prizes
England | Description and travel
France | Description and travel
Greece | Description and travel
Italy | Description and travel
Portugal | Description and travel
Switzerland | Description and travel
Turkey | Description and travel
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