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Burton Manuscripts


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Collections of John Burton relating to Yorkshire, with indexes, usually of persons and of places, in each volume. The collections include pedigrees of Yorkshire families, notes on Yorkshire manors, and papers relating to heraldry and to ceremonies conducted by heralds.


  • 17th-18th cent.


43 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English and Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Yorks. a. 1].
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MSS. Top. Yorks. a. 1, b. 3-17, d. 4-7, e. 7-29

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12844

Biographical / Historical

John Burton (1710-71) was an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

The collection was bought from Burton by William Constable, whose bookplate is in many of the volumes, and sold at Sotheby's in 1889.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought by the Library at Sotheby's in 1937.
Burton Manuscripts
Emily Tarrant
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom