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Collection Level Description: Copies of Public Records

Reference: MSS. Top. gen. b. 7-45
Title: Copies of Public Records
Dates of Creation: 17th cent.
Extent: 39 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Unknown

Language of Material: English and Latin

Scope and Content

Copies or abstracts of selected public records, chiefly Patent Rolls, relating to conveyances of land in England, 1483-1684.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection was owned by W. Selby Lowndes of Whaddon.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought from W.H. Gee in 1888.

Access Conditions

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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. 29826-64.

Access Points


Public records | Great Britain

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