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Collection Level Description: Suffolk Collections of Thomas Leman

Reference: MSS. Top. Suffolk c. 5-6
Title: Suffolk Collections of Thomas Leman
Dates of Creation: 1787-1811
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Thomas Leman

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Leman (1751-1826) was an antiquary. Leman graduated BA from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1774, was chosen fellow of Clare Hall, took Holy orders, and proceded to MA in 1778; he was readmitted to Emmanuel College as Dixie (bye) fellow in 1783. He was a founding member and original trustee of the Bath Literary and Scientific Institution. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Scope and Content

Suffolk collections of Thomas Leman in two volumes:

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Each volume has the bookplate of Leman, 1797, and the label of the Bath Literary and Scientific Institution, to which Leman bequeathed it.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library from D.D. Evans, Day's bookshop, Thame, in 1961.

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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. II, nos. 55211-12.

Related Units of Description

See also pedigrees of Yorkshire families compiled by Thomas Leman (MS. Top. Yorks. c. 74).

Access Points


Harvey | William | d. 1567

Leman | Thomas | 1751-1826 | antiquary

Suffolk (England)

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