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.
Language of Materials
English and Latin
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.
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. 55246-88.
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