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Collection Level Description: Copies of Public Accounts

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. b. 4-111
Title: Copies of Public Accounts
Dates of Creation: 1663-1716
Extent: 108 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Unknown

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content

Copies of the public accounts of England for 1679-1708, with many other accounts, lists of officers and fees, establishments and other estimates, proceedings of Commissioners and the like for 1660-1716, all in some way relating to the Exchequer.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection was bought from the collection of William Selby Lowndes, of Whaddon Hall (having been in the possession of William Lowndes about 1716), by W.H. Gee, bookseller in Oxford, in 1887.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In 1888 E.W.B. Nicholson, Bodley's Librarian, purchased the collection for £40 11s, and 'after offering them at the same price to the Treasury transferred the purchase' in 1889 to the Bodleian for the same sum.

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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. V, nos. 29905-30012.

Access Points


Public records | Great Britain

England and Wales | Exchequer

Great Britain | Exchequer

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