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A history of the city and suburbs of Gloucester, vol. i, written in about A.D. 1749

MS. Top. Glouc. c. 4
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A history of the city and suburbs of Gloucester, apparently a copy by a clerk from archdn. Furney's papers, occasionally corrected by the author. The date '1749' is prefixed. The volume contains the civil part of the work (bounds, officers, schools, privileges, benefactors, eminent natives, and general annals and topography).

The whole work is rather a compilation than a history, and contains many copies of monuments, lists of incumbents and the like.

Dr. Furney's name nowhere occurs. The binding consists of parchment deeds in English, of about A.D. 1700.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1749


364 pages

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. Glouc. 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. V, no. 27829.

Related Materials

Paginated continuously with MS. Top. Glouc. c. 5; this manuscript contains pp. 1-354 of the original pagination.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/2 × 8 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom