Suffolk Collections of Thomas Leman
Suffolk collections of Thomas Leman in two volumes:
- c. 5 contains a copy, made by Leman in 1787 from Cambridge, Caius College MS. 554, of William Harvey's 1561 visitation of Suffolk; and pedigrees of Suffolk families, with arms in trick, and an index of families
- c. 6 continues the pedigrees of Suffolk families, 1811, and includes further miscellaneous heraldic collections.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Suffolk c. 5].
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MSS. Top. Suffolk c. 5-6
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 9200
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Leman (1751-1826) was an antiquary. Leman graduated BA from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1774, was chosen fellow of Clare Hall, took Holy orders, and proceded to MA in 1778; he was readmitted to Emmanuel College as Dixie (bye) fellow in 1783. He was a founding member and original trustee of the Bath Literary and Scientific Institution. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.
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. 55211-12.
Each volume has the bookplate of Leman, 1797, and the label of the Bath Literary and Scientific Institution, to which Leman bequeathed it.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought by the Library from D.D. Evans, Day's bookshop, Thame, in 1961.
- Suffolk Collections of Thomas Leman
- Susan Thomas
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