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Collections for the cathedrals and dioceses of Gloucester and (fol. 86) Bristol, Written in about 1710-1750

MS. Willis 43
Held at the Weston Library

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Collections for the cathedrals and dioceses of Gloucester and (fol. 86) Bristol. Among the letters and papers are:

  1. Many letters from Richard Furney, 1718/9-44 (fol. 1, etc.)
  2. A 'ground-plott of Bristol cathedral' (fol. 86v)
  3. Drawings of the church of All Saints Wimborne (Dorset), demolished 1733 (fol. 148)

With many Dorset papers following:

  1. A letter from Thomas Seeker, bp. of Bristol, 19 Apr. 1736 (fol. 203)
  2. Views of old and new Blandford churches, 1731 (fol. 222)
  3. Several letters from John Hutchins (fol. 226)

At fol. 74 is 'A meditation upon death, to the tune of the chimes at the cathedral in Gloucester.'.


  • Creation: Written in about 1710-1750


327 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Willis 43

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. 16336

Custodial History

Mark by which the Collection was referred to until about A.D. 1870: fol. 43

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/2 × 8 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom