Collection Level Description: Watson Manuscripts
Reference: MSS. Top. Cheshire b.1, c. 2, c. 6-7, e. 3, e. 5-7; Top. Gen. e. 5; Top. Lancs. c. 2-4, e. 1; Top. Surrey d. 1; Top. Yorks.
c. 2, e. 2, f. 1
Title: Watson Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 16th-19th cent.
Extent: 16 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English and Latin
John Watson (1790-1875), Rector of Selham and antiquary, matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford, 16 May 1809, aged 19,
and was afterwards Fellow of the College.
Scope and Content
Manuscripts of John Watson, chiefly relating to the history of Cheshire and Lancashire. The collection also contains papers
relating to Surrey and Yorkshire.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was presented to the Library by Watson's sister, Mrs George Robinson, in 1875.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a
valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see
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. 25562-25578.
Watson | John | 1790-1875 | Rector of Selham and Antiquary
Cheshire (England) | History
Lancashire (England) | History
Surrey (England) | History
Yorkshire (England) | History
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