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Collection Level Description: Miscellaneous Documents relating mainly to Norfolk and Suffolk

Reference: MSS. Top. gen. c. 69/1-2, c. 69*
Title: Miscellaneous Documents relating mainly to Norfolk and Suffolk
Dates of Creation: 15th-17th cent.
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Peter Le Neve and John Anstis

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Peter Le Neve (1661-1729) was a Norfolk antiquary; John Anstis, the elder (1669-1744) was a heraldic writer and Garter King of Arms. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Scope and Content

A collection of miscellaneous documents relating mainly to Norfolk and Suffolk, 15th-17th century, comprising:

Fols. 1-12 of the original foliation are missing.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Owned by Peter Le Neve and John Anstis; note perhaps in the hand of Marmaduke Tunstall (fol. 2) 'Bought at Mr Anstis late Garter's sale [S. Barker & G. Leigh, 12 Dec.] 1768... for £1-7-0d', lot 360; owned by Arthur Wakerley.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library, Sotheby's, 9 July 1951, lot 602.

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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. 54144-6.

Related Units of Description

Material relating to Peter Le Neve:

Material relating to John Anstis:

Access Points


Monasteries | England

Anstis | John | 1669-1744 | herald, antiquary, and MP

Neve | Peter Le | 1661-1729 | herald and antiquary

Norfolk (England)

Norwich (England)

Suffolk (England)

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