Archive of Francis Bond and other Ecclesiologists

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Archive of Francis Bond and other Ecclesiologists

1891-1934, n.d.

Abstract:
Correspondence, notes and papers of Francis Bond (1850?-1918) and other ecclesiologists.

Extent: 0.45 Linear metres, 5 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. a. 2012, c. 3213, d. 2416-2418

Biographical History

Francis Bond (1850?-1918) was an ecclesiologist. He wrote several books on medieval church architecture, including English Cathedrals Illustrated (London, 1899), later republished as Cathedrals of England and Wales, and Gothic Architecture in England(London, 1906). See Who Was Who for further detail.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, notes and papers of Francis Bond and other ecclesiologists, mainly relating to church architecture.

Acquisition

The papers were bought from D. P. White on the 28th March 1991 (Occasional List 38, item 251).

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark e.g. MS. Eng. c. 3213, fols. 1-4.]

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Bond | Francis | 1850?-1918 | ecclesiologist

Subject(s)

19th century
20th century
Church Architecture | England
Church Architecture | Wales

Descriptive List

Correspondence and notes of Francis Bond relating to architecture and archaeology, mainly ecclesiastical
Date: 1891-1913, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3213
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 101 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Separated Material

Plans of Bristol cathedral enclosed with Bilson's letter of 30 Dec. 1905 (fols. 21-2) are in MS. Eng. a. 2012.


'Bond's Notes' Vol. I, with 'Notes on Churches'
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2416
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 444 leaves

Scope and Content

Indexed notebook containing manuscript plans and drawings, with press cuttings, printed descriptions and plans, photographs and letters to Francis Bond interspersed, including:

'Bond's Notes' Vol. II
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2417
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 476 leaves

Scope and Content

Indexed notebook as MS. Eng. d. 2716, containing a continuation of the transcript of Bond's notes arranged alphabetically by place name R-Z (incorrectly entitled 'Bond's Notes S-Z').

Index volume, in Saunders's hand, to guide books and other printed and manuscript sources on named churches
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2418
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 171 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes the notebooks and correspondence described above.

Plans of Bristol cathedral and Chipstead Church, Surrey
Date: 1905, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. a. 2012
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 items

Separated Material

The Bristol plans were originally an enclosure in John Bilson's letter to Bond of 30 Dec. 1905, see MS. Eng. c. 3213, fols. 21-2.



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