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Collection Level Description: Sketches of early 19th-century Oxford Characters collected by W.F. Thurland

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 211-12
Title: Sketches of early 19th-century Oxford Characters collected by W.F. Thurland
Dates of Creation: early 19th cent.
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: W.F. Thurland

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

William Francis Thurland was assistant to Bodley's Librarian from 1868 to at least 1889.

Scope and Content

'Sketches chiefly of Oxford', 2 volumes of drawings, prints etc. mostly depicting Oxford characters of the early 19th century, collected by W.F. Thurland. According to the notes on the covers by W.P. Ellis, the drawings were executed, and some of them engraved, by W. and I. Matthews, father and son. Both volumes are indexed.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library in 1917.

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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).

Access Points

Caricatures and cartoons | England | Oxford

Thurland | William Francis | fl 1868-1889 | Librarian

Oxford (England)

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