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Papers collected by Thomas Martin, antiquary


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14th- and 15th-century documents, including an inventory of Richard II, 1378, and Royal Household and Wardrobe receipts, 1431-61, collected by Thomas Martin, originally guarded into a folio volume, with later transcripts.


  • 14th and 15th century.


0.75 linear metres (39 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • English, Middle (1100-1500)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. b. 229, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. b. 229, c. 774-775; ch. Suffolk 1579; ch. England 19-53

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13084


Papers collected by Thomas Martin (1697-1771), Suffolk antiquary

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Martin, 1697–1771, was a Suffolk antiquary and book collector. He was an influential fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

Custodial History

The collection was owned by Craven Ord, and was lot 1014 in the sale of his MSS., R. H. Evans, 25 Jan, 1830.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought by the Library from Sotheby's, 26 June 1975, lots 2881, 2943-2944, 3021.
Catalogue of papers collected by Thomas Martin, antiquary
EAD version 2018
Language of description
Script of description
Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom