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Collection Level Description: Collections of J.O. Westwood

Reference: MSS. Top. eccles. a. 6, b. 41, c. 6-7, d. 8-20, e. 10-12, f. 2(R); Top. gen. d. 17-18; Top. Ireland a. 6, d. 4; Drawings gen. a. 6, c. 7
Title: Collections of J.O. Westwood
Dates of Creation: 19th cent.
Extent: 27 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and French

Administrative/Biographical History

John Obediah Westwood (1805-1893) was an entomologist and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Collections of J.O. Westwood relating to ecclesiastical antiquities and collections of his niece Emma Swann, relating to fonts.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library in 1930.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

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. 53897-923.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of J.O. Westwood.

Access Points

Christian antiquities


Swann | Emma | fl 1884-1892 | Antiquary

Westwood | John Obadiah | 1805-1893 | Entomologist and Antiquary

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