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Collection Level Description: Irish Rubbings by Henry O'Neill

Reference: MSS. Top. Ireland a. 1-4
Title: Irish Rubbings by Henry O'Neill
Dates of Creation: 1840-55
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Irish

Administrative/Biographical History

Henry O'Neill (1798-1880), Irish antiquary. Details are given in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Rubbings from ancient sculptured and inscribed crosses in Ireland, made by Henry O'Neill, being the originals on which he based the plates in his The most Interesting of the Sculptured Crosses of Ancient Ireland (1857).

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The rubbings were purchased by the Library in 1895.

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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. 31862-5.

Access Points

Crosses | Ireland

Stone carving | Ireland

O'Neill | Henry | 1798-1880 | Irish antiquary


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