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Collection Level Description: Papers of Thomas Percy

Reference: MSS. Percy b. 1-3, c. 1-11, d. 1-11, e. 1-10
Title: Papers of Thomas Percy
Dates of Creation: 17th-19th cent.
Extent: 35 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Percy (1729-1811) was Bishop of Dromore and an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, and literary and antiquarian papers of Thomas Percy.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library, with some of his printed books, by Percy's great grand-daughter in 1932.

Access Conditions

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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. 49781-815.

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Percy | Thomas | 1729-1811 | Bishop of Dromore and antiquary

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