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Bedfordshire collections, apparently formed and arranged by John Gough Nichols on the basis of papers written or collected by Richard Gough and his friends, written chiefly in about 1780-1800

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MS. Top. gen. c. 6

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Bedfordshire collections, apparently formed and arranged by John Gough Nichols on the basis of papers written or collected by Richard Gough and his friends; some additions are as late as 1835.

There are a few general papers, followed by papers relating to separate parishes in alphabetical order, usually consisting of extracts, engravings, and letters or notes. Among the latter are:
  1. extracts from old records (fols. 34, 45);
  2. lists of institutions to benefices (fols. 52, 54);
  3. papers contributed by Edward Steele (fols. 54, 60, 70 (A.D. 1726), 237, 327 (A.D. 1713), 381, etc.), Nathaniel Cartwright (A.D. 1793, fol. 200, etc., with copies of church inscriptions at Leighton Buzzard), Oliver St. John Cooper (A.D. 1782-8: fol. 309, etc.), and the rev. John Dixon (A.D. 1799: fol. 358, etc.).

Dates

  • written chiefly in about 1780-1800

Extent

401 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Shelfmark

MS. Top. gen. c. 6

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. 25523.

Custodial History

Lot 337 in the Gough Nichols sale, 1874.

Gough Nichols coll. vol. no. 14 (from 1874 to about 1884).

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

14 1/2 × 9 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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