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Collection Level Description: Hurst Papers

Reference: MSS. Drawings gen. c. 1; Eng. hist. d. 91; Eng. misc. c. 86, e. 74a-b; Top. Oxon. a. 15-18, b. 81, c. 183-9, c. 191-5, c. 197, c. 197*, d. 122-7, d. 129, d. 133, e. 146-7
Title: Hurst Papers
Dates of Creation: 1885-1912
Extent: 34 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Herbert Hurst (1834-?1914) was an Oxford antiquary.

Scope and Content

Papers of Herbert Hurst, consisting chiefly of historical and topographical collections relating to Oxford and the neighbouring districts, and of drawings and plans of old buildings in and near to Oxford. It also includes four volumes on mazes, some Oxford deeds, a number of rubbings from monumental brasses, and two folio volumes of sketches.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the Library by the family of Herbert Hurst in 1913.

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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. VI, nos. 36022-55.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of Herbert Hurst (MSS. Eng. hist. c. 193; Eng. misc. c. 109-10).

Access Points

Architecture | England | Oxfordshire

Maze gardens

Hurst | Herbert | 1834-?1914 | Oxford Antiquary

Oxford (England)

Oxfordshire (England)

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