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Collection Level Description: Topographical Collections of Henry Hinton and James Hunt

Reference: MSS. Don. b. 14, c. 90-1, c. 97-8, d. 138-43, d. 148-9, e. 107-14
Title: Topographical Collections of Henry Hinton and James Hunt
Dates of Creation: Early 19th cent.
Extent: 21 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Henry Hinton (1749-1816) was an ironmonger of Oxford. James Hunt (1795-1857) was a chemist of Oxford.

Scope and Content

Topographical collections for Oxfordshire and Berkshire, compiled by Henry Hinton and James Hunt.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collections bought from James Hunt by Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1819 and 1820.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collections were bought and given by the Friends of the Bodleian and Bodley's American Friends in 1967 and 1968.

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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. 38652-72.

Related Units of Description

See also Topographical Collections for Oxfordshire and Berkshire, Compiled by Henry Hinton and James Hunt.

Rubbings of brasses in Berkshire churches made by Hinton and Hunt between 1803 and 1815 are MSS. Rubbings Phillipps/Robinson 587-861, 876-933. For a discussion of the rubbings, see Transactions of the Monumental Brass Society, vol. xii, part 1, no. XCII (1975), 90-100.

Publication Note

The papers were discussed in Mary Clapinson, 'The topographical collections of Henry Hinton (1749-1816) and James Hunt (1795-1857)', Oxoniensia, 37 (1972), 215-20.

Access Points

Hinton | Henry | 1749-1816 | Oxfordshire Antiquary

Hunt | James | 1795-1857 | Oxfordshire Antiquary

Berkshire (England)

Great Britain | Topography

Oxfordshire (England)

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