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Collection Level Description: Copy of Sir John Bickerton Williams, Memoirs of the life, character, and writings of Sir Matthew Hale

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. d. 281-2
Title: Copy of Sir John Bickerton Williams, Memoirs of the life, character, and writings of Sir Matthew Hale
Dates of Creation: 1835
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Sir John Bickerton Williams (1792-1855) was a nonconformist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Manuscript copy of Sir John Bickerton Williams, Memoirs of the life, character, and writings of Sir Matthew Hale (London, 1835) with many deletions and emendations in the author's hand, used by the printer.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The copy was bought from Knight, Frank & Rutley in 1968.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).

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. I, nos. 40203-4.

Access Points

Hale | Sir | Matthew | 1609-1676 | Knight, Judge, and Antiquary

Williams | Sir | John Bickerton | 1792-1855 | Knight and Nonconformist


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