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Collection Level Description: Papers of Richard Higgs and John Higgs

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. e. 344-5
Title: Papers of Richard Higgs and John Higgs
Dates of Creation: 1677-1770
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Richard Higgs was a schoolmaster. His nephew, John Higgs, was Vicar of Highley, Shropshire.

Scope and Content

Papers of Richard Higgs and John Higgs, with notes on the writers by Thomas Percy, 1770.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Sotheby's, 29 Apr. 1884 (Percy sale), part of lot 190; owned by W.D. Macray; sold by him to Arthur Sparrow, 1885.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by A.A. Hanbury-Sparrow, 1952.

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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. 45842-3.

Access Points

Higgs | John | fl 1694-1745 | Vicar of Highley

Higgs | Richard | fl 1677-1684 | Schoolmaster

Percy | Thomas | 1729-1811 | Bishop of Dromore and Antiquary

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