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Collections and papers of John Walker, chiefly biographical, Written in about 1704-1715

MS. J. Walker c. 4
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Collections and papers of John Walker, chiefly biographical, on which was founded his Attempt towards ... an Account of the numbers and sufferings of the Clergy of the Church of England (see above: Lond. 1714, fol.). The arrangement is roughly in 'Centuries' of papers, as they reached Walker, and the majority of them are letters addressed to him or to his London agent, Robert Clavell, but many original papers and copies by Walker are interspersed.

Contains centuries 10, 1705-8, with (fol. 149) original papers especially concerning Devonshire, such as (fol. 332) papers of the rev. Martin Blake of Barnstaple, see also no. 10863, foll. 141, 165: (fol. 434) Minutes of the Exeter City Council, 21 Jan. 1650/1 23 Oct. 1660.


  • Creation: Written in about 1704-1715


456 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. J. Walker c. 4

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. III, no. 10862

Related Materials

A copy of Walker's printed 'Queries for the Clergy', which he distributed broadcast is in MS. J. Walker c. 1, fols. 317, 384, 400 and elsewhere: and a more elaborate form for Devonshire (1704) in MS. J. Walker c. 6, fol. 66: and for Archdeacons (1704) in MS. J. Walker c. 10, fol. 26.

This item was grouped with MS. J. Walker c. 1-3, 5-7 in the Old Summary Catalogue.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/2 × 8 7/8 in.

Repository Details

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