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Rawlinson B: English History, 12th-18th century


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Manuscripts relating to English history, including:

  1. Papers relating to heraldry.
  2. English pedigrees, with notes of arms, in twelve closely written volumes; with indices prefixed to the first seven. Compiled by Thomas Wilkinson, vicar of Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire, 17th century.
  3. Collections by Rawlinson for a history of the members of Eton College (4 volumes), 18th century.
  4. Papers relating to Dorset, 16th-17th century, including an assessment for the hearth-tax throughout the county of Dorset, due at Michaelmas, 1664.
  5. Papers relating to Durham, 17th-18th century.
  6. Papers relating to London, 14th-18th century, including papers relating to St. Paul's Cathedral.
  7. Collection of papers relating to various proceedings in ecclesiastical courts, particulary the Consistory Court of London, in seven volumes, 17th-18th century.
  8. Papers relating to Oxfordshire, 17th-18th century.
  9. Papers relating to Sussex, 16th-17th century.
  10. Papers relating to Ireland, 14th-18th century.

The manuscripts are mainly English, Latin and French, but also include some other European languages.


  • Creation: 12th-18th century

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • French
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Italian
  • Spanish; Castilian
  • Irish
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100)
  • Welsh

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Rawl. B. 1-282, B. 282*, B. 283-329, B. 331-388, B. 389a-c, B. 390-397, B. 398a-b, B. 399, B. 399*, B. 400a-g, B. 401, B. 402a-b, B. 403-406, B. 407a-b, B. 408-415, B. 416a-c, B. 417-419, B. 420 a-b, B. 421-435, B. 435b, B. 436-456, B. 457a-b, B. 458-520.


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom