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A descriptive sketch of parts of Somersetshire, chiefly in the northwestern district, written in about A.D. 1829-1850

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MS. Montagu d. 22
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A descriptive sketch of parts of Somersetshire, chiefly in the northwestern district. Among the places particularly described are:
  1. Banwell (fols. 6, 97, 125, 324, 356);
  2. Cheddar (fols. 92, 111, 219, 246, 278);
  3. Glastonbury (fol. 138);
  4. Wells (fols. 171, 348);
  5. Wookey Hole (fol. 334);
  6. Crewkerne (fol. 367).
Many engravings are inserted. Dates from 1829 to 1847 are at fols. 105v, 123, 131, 372v, etc. Part of this volume appears to be the first draught of a large portion of John Rutter's Delineations of the North Western Division of the County of Somerset (Lond. 1829, 8°), and all may be in his handwriting.

Dates

  • written in about A.D. 1829-1850

Extent

399 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Montagu d. 22

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. 25425.

Custodial History

Old (until about 1890) MS. Montagu no. 27.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 × 9 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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