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Topographical notes taken from public records and private manuscript collections by John Dunkin, mainly concerning Oxfordshire, many relating to Ploughley Hundred

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MS. Eng. d. 2102

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The volume (fols. 20-41 are blank) includes:

(fols. 49-580 passim) letters to Dunkin, responding to antiquarian questions, with some draft replies, 1811-24

(fols. 43-8, 53, 110-11, 142, 326, 342, 366, 400, 437, 445v) drawings, including:
  1. (fols. 45-7, 53) buildings in Bicester
  2. (fols. 110-11) Oxford Castle plans
  3. (fol. 326v) the Red Lion, Islip, by Edward Williams, 1822
  4. (fol. 366v) the church at Weston-on-the-Green
  5. (fols. 437, 445v) Kits Coty House, Kent
(fols. 54-7) printed handbills relating to the Oxfordshire county election, 1815

(fols. 7-18) a rough index

Dates

  • c.1811-c.1824

Extent

595 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. d. 2102

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15001

Overview

Topographical notes taken from public records and private manuscript collections by John Dunkin (1782-1846), mainly concerning Oxfordshire, many relating to Ploughley Hundred, compiled c.1811-c.1824.

Biographical / Historical

John Dunkin (1782-1846), topographer, was the author of The history and antiquities of Bicester (London, 1816) and Oxfordshire. The history and antiquities of the hundreds of Bullington and Ploughley (London, 1823). For further details, see Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

Owned by James B Purchas, 1897 (letter, fol. 5); Edward J Sage; Stoke Newington Public Library, Middx., Sage bequest, 1906 (bookplate), shelfmark C. R. II D.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, A. R. Heath, cat. 1990.
Title
Topographical notes taken from public records and private manuscript collections by John Dunkin
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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