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Records of Oxford Companies and Trade Guilds Collected by Frederick Joseph Morrell


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A collection of the records of Oxford companies and trade guilds of the mercers, grocers, cordwainers, tailors, butchers, and poulterers, collected by Frederick Joseph Morrell. The collection includes records of:

  1. The Company of Cordwainers, including ordinances, royal charters, minutes, and accounts, 1260-1846
  2. The Company of Tailors, including election and order books, ordinances and minute books, 1570-1845
  3. The Company of Mercers and Grocers, consisting of an account book of the company in Oxford, 1789-1852
  4. The Company of Butchers and Poulterers, consisting of the rules and ordinances of the Company in Oxford, 1703, with lists of members and officers, 1707-1718, and a few miscellaneous papers and receipts, 1702-1703


  • Creation: 1260-1852


25 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Morrell 1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Morrell 1-25

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13243

Biographical / Historical

Frederick Joseph Morrell

Other Finding Aids

P.S. Spokes, Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city county and university of Oxford. Accessions from 1916 to 1962 (Oxford, 1964).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library in 1925 in memory of Frederick Joseph Morrell.

Related Materials

See also Records of the Oxford Company of Mercers and Woollen Drapers (MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 360-7(R))

Records of Oxford Companies and Trade Guilds Collected by Frederick Joseph Morrell
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom