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Collection Level Description: Descriptions of Coats of Arms Compiled by J.H. Sperling

Reference: MSS. Top. Essex d. 5-7, e. 46
Title: Descriptions of Coats of Arms Compiled by J.H. Sperling
Dates of Creation: 1856-8
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

John Hanson Sperling (1825-94) was an Anglican clergyman and antiquary.

Scope and Content

Descriptions of coats of arms in Essex churches, with blazons of arms, compiled by J.H. Sperling. Each volume has indexes of parishes and arms.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bequeathed to the Library by S.A. Warner in 1948.

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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. 54041-4.

Access Points

Heraldry | England | Essex

Sperling | John Hanson | 1825-1894 | Anglican Clergyman and Antiquary

Essex (England)

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