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Collection Level Description: Heber (Yriarte) Spanish Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Add. A. 136-57, C. 126-9
Title: Heber (Yriarte) Spanish Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 17th-18th cent.
Extent: 26 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Spanish and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Richard Heber (1773-1833) was an MP, book collector and classical scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Twenty-six manuscripts collected by Richard Heber, relating to Spanish history and literature in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts formed part of the Richard Heber sale on 9 June 1835, where they were bought for £40. The Heber catalogue states that they were all 'from the Iriate [Yriate] Collection'.

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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. 28360-28385.

Related Units of Description

See also Heber Manuscripts (MSS. Add. A. 25, A. 172, C. 142-3; Auct. T. v. 19, Auct. V. 2 infra 2 16-20; Malone 30; Top. gen. e. 47; Top. Oxon. c. 26-7) and Heber Family Papers (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 202-9, d. 197-215; Eng. misc. b. 78, c. 406-8, d. 619-20, e. 568-77, f. 392-4, g. 62-74; Eng. poet. c. 56, e. 110-11, f. 28; French e. 28; Lat. misc. e. 106-7; Lat. th. e. 45; Top. gen. e. 84, f. 36).

Access Points

Spanish literature | 16th century

Spanish literature | 17th century

Spanish literature | 18th century

Heber | Richard | 1773-1833 | MP, Book Collector, and Classical Scholar

Spain | History | 16th century

Spain | History | 17th century

Spain | History | 18th century

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