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Collection Level Description: Towneley Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Add. C. 203-4, D. 70-2, D. 73A-C, E. 4
Title: Towneley Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 15th-19th cent.
Extent: 9 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and French

Scope and Content

Manuscripts owned by Charles Towneley, including material relating to various members of the Towneley family, particularly the antiquary Charles Towneley (1737-1805).

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bought at the Col. Charles Towneley sale at Sotheby's, 19-20 April 1877.

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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. 29110-18.

Access Points

Towneley | Charles | 1737-1805 | Antiquary

Towneley | Charles | 1803-1876 | Colonel

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