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Papers of Neil R. Ker relating to dispersals and sales of manuscripts in institutional and private collections, 1943-1971 and n.d. [c.1950-1970]

MS. 21050/54
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Folder 1: notes on manuscripts in institutional collections now dispersed, relating to
  1. Beaumont College
  2. Bristol Baptist College
  3. Bury St. Edmunds Cathedral
  4. Derry Cathedral, comprising images of a manuscript once held there, now in Boston Public Library, and letters received by Ker from Maggs Bros. Ltd, 14 May 1964, and Rev. Charles Young, Hon. Librarian, Derry Diocesan Library, 27 Oct 1971, concerning the manuscript
  5. Winchester, Virtue and Cahill Library
Folder 2: transcripts of and excerpts from wills of medieval owners of manuscripts, and related papers, concerning

  1. Mr. Alexander Bell, 1474 (Balliol College, Oxford, MS. 234, fol. 2)
  2. church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Staynbriggate, Ripon, 14 Nov 1478 (Reg. Booth), including a letter from Rev. J.S. Purvis, St. Mary's Priory Vicarage, York, 4 Jun 1943, regarding book references in York wills
  3. Henry Thorlthorp or Thorethorp, York Minster, 27 Nov 1426 (York Diocesan Registry As. 20. 1), including a letter from Rev. J.S. Purvis, St. Mary's Priory Vicarage, York, 26 May 1943, regarding York registers
excerpts from wills
  1. William Appilton, vicar of Huntington, 15 Dec 1517 (Reg. Wolsey)
  2. James Blith, rector of Wisted, 10 Nov 1509 (Reg. Bainbridge)
  3. Sir Thomas Chaworth, 16 Jan 1459 (Reg. Booth)
  4. Martin Colyns, York Minster, 18 Aug 1508 (Reg. Bainbridge)
  5. William Dawtre, rector of Heton, 1 Sep 1510 (Reg. Bainbridge)
  6. John Ellton of Collingham, 6 Apr 1535 (Reg. Lee)
  7. Ds. Thomas Gree, cantarist in Jesus College, Rotherham, 4 Sep 1505 (Reg. Savage)
  8. Thomas Helton, provost of St. Andrew's College, Northcastre, 7 Nov 1505 (Reg. Savage)
  9. Thomas Kar, vicar of Santon, 5 Jul 1509 (Reg. Bainbridge)
  10. Richard Oliver, parson of All Hallows, North Street, York, 20 Jun 1528 (Reg. Lee)
  11. John Percehay of Swinton in Rydale, 1391 (Reg. Arundel)
  12. Sheriff Hutton, Churchwardens' Book, 1524 (York Diocesan Registry)
  13. William Shirburn, rector of St. Saviour's in the Marsh, York, 10 Jan 1513/14 (Reg. Bainbridge)
  14. Thomas Welburne, parson of Waldkirk within Ridall, 24 Apr 1528 (Reg. Lee)
  15. Robert Wicliff, rector of Rudbie, 8 Sep 1423 (Reg. Bowet)


  • 1943-1971 and n.d. [c.1950-1970]


1 box (2 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 21050/54

Former reference:

Ker Papers Box 19

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom