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Collection Level Description: Hussey Bequest

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1; Top. eccl. a. 3, c. 2; Top. gen. a. 1, b. 5-6, c. 20-21, e. 49-51, f. 3-29; Top. Kent c. 3-4; Top. Staffs. c. 2
Title: Hussey Bequest
Dates of Creation: 17th-19th cent. (predominantly 19th cent.)
Extent: 41 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Richard Charles Hussey (1806-87), of Harbledown near Canterbury, was an architect.

Scope and Content

Sketches and notebooks of Richard Charles Hussey. The collection consists chiefly of finely executed architectural drawings and notes of buildings in England and France, with a few of Belgium and Germany; also of some transcripts of building accounts and fabric rolls, and over a hundred rubbings from brasses, with a few miscellaneous papers.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Hussey in 1887.

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

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. 29681-721.

Access Points

Architectural drawing | Belgium

Architectural drawing | England

Architectural drawing | France

Architectural drawing | Germany


Brass rubbing

Hussey | Richard Charles | 1806-1887 | architect

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