Bodleian Library logo

Collection Level Description: Literary Papers of Francis Gregor

Reference: MSS. Don. b. 11, c. 82-3
Title: Literary Papers of Francis Gregor
Dates of Creation: 1729-37
Extent: 3 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Francis Gregor (d. 1762) was a lawyer and antiquary.

Scope and Content

Literary papers of Francis Gregor, including papers relating to his edition of Sir John Fortescue, De laudibus legum Angliae.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from G.V.M. Heap and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1960.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38642-4.

Publication Note

S.B. Chrimes, 'The Gregor papers', Notes and Queries, 192 (1947), 2-6, 29-33, 50-3.

Access Points


Fortescue | Sir | John | ? 1394-? 1476 | Chief Justice of the King's Bench and Legal Writer

Gregor | Francis | d 1762 | Lawyer and Antiquary

Contact Information
Search Online Catalogues

Consulting material: To consult archives and manuscripts, a full and unrestricted Bodleian reader's card (Group A) is required. You should apply for your card at the Admissions Office.

Pre-ordering: Before your visit you may order up to ten items by emailing Please be advised that some collection material is held offsite; we advise pre-ordering at least two working days before your visit to ensure material is available on your arrival.

Transformation from XML to HTML by Lawrence Mielniczuk
09 June 2011