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Collection Level Description: Papers of J.O. Westwood

Reference: MSS. Top. Anglesey a. 1; Top. Breconshire a. 1; Top. Caermarthenshire a. 1; Top. Caernarvonshire a. 1; Top. Denbighshire a. 1; Top. Flintshire a. 1; Top. gen. a. 3; Top. Glamorgan a. 1-2; Top. Ireland a. 5; Top. Man a. 1; Top. Merioneth a. 1; Top. Monmouthshire a. 1; Top. Pembrokeshire a. 1; Top. Scotland a. 1; Top. Wales a. 1, Top. Wales d. 1-5
Title: Papers of J.O. Westwood
Dates of Creation: 1850-79
Extent: 21 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Latin, English, and Irish

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

Papers of John Obediah Westwood consisting of rubbings from, and notes on, inscribed and sculptured stones in Wales (made for Westwood's Lapdiarium Walliae), England, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were purchased by the Library in 1895.

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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. VI, nos. 31849, 31852-7, 31860-1, 31866-9, 31891-2, 31894-9.

Related Units of Description

See also Collections of J.O. Westwood.

Access Points

Crosses | England

Crosses | Ireland

Crosses | Isle of Man

Crosses | Scotland

Crosses | Wales

Stone carving | England

Stone carving | Ireland

Stone carving | Isle of Man

Stone carving | Scotland

Stone carving | Wales

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

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