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Collection Level Description: Records of the Red Herring Club, Oxford

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 281, f. 49
Title: Records of the Red Herring Club, Oxford
Dates of Creation: 1694-1775
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Red Herring Club

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The Red Herring Club, Oxford, was apparently founded by Edward Lhuyd, Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, and seems to have had a Welsh connection.

Scope and Content

Records of the Red Herring Club, Oxford, 1694-1775

Administrative Information

Custodial History

MS. Top. Oxon. e. 281 was lot 1029 in Heber sale, part XI (MSS.), 18 Feb. 1836, and lot 145 in Henry Wellesley sale, 3 Aug. 1866. On fol. 136v rev. is the library stamp of Falconer Madan.

MS. Top. Oxon. f. 49 was formerly Phillipps MS. 22262, and has the Library stamp of Falconer Madan, B.N.C. Oxford.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library by F.F. Falconer in 1938.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

P.S. Spokes, Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city, county, and university of Oxford. Accessions from 1916 to 1962 (Oxford, 1964).

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Red Herring Club | Oxford

Oxford (England)

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