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Collection Level Description: Estate Papers of the Pope Family

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 769-71
Title: Estate Papers of the Pope Family
Dates of Creation: 16th-17th cent.
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Pope family

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The Pope family were Earls of Downe, and owned land in Oxfordshire.

Scope and Content

Estate papers of the Pope family, including:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library, Sotheby's, 29 Oct. 1975, lot 5.

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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. 55053-5.

Related Units of Description

See also two Oxfordshire manor court books held by Lady Elizabeth Paulet and William Pope (MSS. North adds. c. 7, c. 2); the pedigree of the Pope family of Wroxton, Oxfordshire (MS. Pedigree Rolls 32); and a rental of the Pope family, 1661 (MS. North b. 12 fols. 326-39).

Access Points

Manors | England | Oxfordshire

Pope | Dame | Elizabeth | d. 1593 | nee Paulet

Pope | family | Earls of Downe

Oxfordshire (England)

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