Papers of J.C. Brooke
Brooke's papers consist of correspondence, 1769-94; 'field books' containing notes on topographical, antiquarian and personal matters made by Brooke during his travels in England and Belgium, 1775-93; and various other papers containing topographical and genealogical notes.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. gen. e. 99].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Top. gen. e. 99-128; Top. Yorks. c. 75; Eng. lett. c. 221-7, e. 98-9; Eng. misc. a. 13, c. 455
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 11254
Biographical / Historical
John Charles Brooke (1748-94) was Somerset Herald 1777-94. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 54253-94.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bought from Winifred A. Myers in 1967.
- Papers of J.C. Brooke
- Emily Tarrant
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