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

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.


  • 12th-18th century

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • French


MSS. Rawl. B

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Rawl. B. 2-36, B. 38-148, B. 150-8, B. 160-7, B. 169-75, B. 177-9, B. 186-9, B. 191-6, B. 199-200, B. 202, B. 207-12, B. 214-220, B. 222-4, B. 226-36, B. 238-9, B. 241-5, B. 248-253, B. 255-7, B. 260-2, B. 265-71, B. 273-5, B. 277-329, B. 331-66, B. 368-98, B. 400-32, B. 434-44, B. 446-57, B. 459-70, B. 472-520

Other Finding Aids

Full descriptions, are in William D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae partis quintae fasciculus primus viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum classes duas priores, ad rem historicam praecipue et topographicam spectantes, complectens (Oxford, 1862).

Brief one-line descriptions, with shelfmarks and short titles, are in 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, nos. 11374-11867.

Repository Details

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