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Collection Level Description: Furney Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Top. Glouc. b. 1, c. 1-5
Title: Furney Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 17th-18th cent.
Extent: 6 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Rev. Richard Furney (1694-1753) was Archdeacon of Surrey. He had been Master of the Crypt School at Gloucester from 1719 to 1724.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts collected by Furney, relating to Gloucestershire, particularly the city of Gloucester.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bequeathed to the Library by Furney in 1753.

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Further Information

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. V, nos. 27825-30.

Access Points

Furney | Richard | 1694-1753 | Archdeacon of Surrey and Antiquary

Gloucester (England)

Gloucestershire (England)

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