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Notes of antiquarian tours through the counties of England, written in 1759-1771 by R. Gough

MS. Top. Gen. e. 16
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Notes of antiquarian tours through the counties of England, undertaken by Richard Gough in 1759-71 (Nichols, Literary Anecdotes, vi. 269 note), with a short index of places. There are many drawings or etchings of churches, of views, and of monumental and architectural details.

After some printed accounts of Gough:

  1. Bedfordshire (1778; fol. 86);
  2. Berkshire (1768; fol. 143, cf. 213);
  3. Buckinghamshire (1768; fol. 198);
  4. Cambridgeshire (1762?; fol. 221);
  5. Cheshire (1770; fol. 246);
  6. Cornwall (1765; fol. 305, cf. 374). (fols. 362-73) are occupied with four original letters to Gough from the rev. Benjamin Forster, 1775-1779, the 1st, 2nd, and 4th of which are printed nearly entire in Nichols's Illustrations of Literary History, v. 860-64;
  7. Cumberland (1771; fol. 387).


  • Creation: written in 1759-1771 by R. Gough


441 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. Gen. e. 16

Other 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. V, no. 25510.

Custodial History

Lot 973 in the Gough Nichols sale, 1874.

Gough Nichols coll. vol. no. 1 (from 1874 to about 1884).

Related Materials

For other counties, see MSS. Top. Gen. e. 17-28.

Physical Facet

On paper


about 8 1/2 × 6 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom