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Collection Level Description: King's Works Accounts

Reference: MS. Eng. hist. b. 192/1-2
Title: King's Works Accounts
Dates of Creation: 16th cent.
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content

Two guard-books containing leaves of accounts, with some photostats, relating to the King's Works in the time of Henry VIII, taken from 16th-century bindings (executed in Oxford) of books and manuscripts in various collections. Some of the leaves are signed by Thomas Heritage and Thomas Gunnar and many are countersigned by David Marten, Comptroller of the King's Works.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Taken from volumes in the Library or given by the owners of the books in which the leaves were found, 1943-58.

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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. 39642-3.

Access Points

Architecture | England | 16th century

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