Collection Level Description: Gloucestershire Collections of T.D. Fosbroke
Reference: MSS. Top. Glouc. c. 10-12
Title: Gloucestershire Collections of T.D. Fosbroke
Dates of Creation: 19th cent.
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: T.D. Fosbroke
Language of Material: English and Latin
Thomas Dudley Fosbroke (1770-1842) was an antiquary. Details are given in the
Dictionary of National Biography.
Scope and Content
Three volumes of Gloucestershire collections of T.D. Fosbroke:
- volume of extracts from records, including inquisitions post mortem and ad quod
damnum, temp. Hen. III-Richard II copied from a MS. belonging to Stebbing
Shaw, 1802; John Smith's 'Lives of the Berkeleys'; extracts from two cartularies
of Winchcombe Abbey (Davis, nos. 1037-8); a MS. of John Smith relating to
estates belonging to Berkeley Castle; and the cartulary of St. Augustine's
Abbey, Bristol (Davis, no. 77)
- volume of miscellaneous notes relating to Gloucestershire manors, parishes and
families, with letters to Fosbroke, mainly concerning subscriptions to his work,
and a detailed list of contents
- volume containing fair copies of, and rough notes for, accounts of
Gloucestershire parishes, arranged by hundred, for use in Fosbroke's
Abstracts of records and manuscripts respecting the county of
Gloucester; formed into a history (Gloucester: 1817). The volume was
later used by Fosbroke for extracts from printed works relating to society and
manners in ancient Greece and Rome.
The volumes were owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (Phillipps MSS. 7107-8, 13626),
1835; and by D.C.C. Wilson, 1978.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought by the Library, Sotheby's, 28 March 1983, lot. 6.
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A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to
See Fosbroke Abstracts of records and manuscripts respecting the county of
Gloucester; formed into a history (Gloucester: 1817)
Parishes | England | Gloucestershire
Fosbroke | Thomas Dudley | 1770-1842 | Antiquary
St. Augustine's Abbey | Bristol
Berkeley | family | Earls of Berkeley | Berkeley Castle
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