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Mark Noble Papers


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Correspondence, catalogues and antiquarian works of Mark Noble, with some papers of his daughter, Martha C. Syms. Consisting of:
  1. Letters, mainly from J.S. Hylton, 1773-1781
  2. Letters from various correspondents, 1781-1826
  3. Catalogues of historical prints and engraved portraits
  4. Antiquarian works and sermons, including 'History of the family of Noble', 1800, and 'An history of the ... house of Brandon', 1807
  5. Papers of Martha Syms, including reminiscences, n.d., and letters, 1801-1816


  • 1773-1830


44 shelfmarks

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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 30].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 30, c. 135, d. 146-173, e. 156-165; Eng. th. d. 30; Num. e. 17; Top. Kent d. 2; Top. Suffolk d. 16

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13264

Biographical / Historical

Mark Noble (1754-1827) was a biographer, genealogist and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

The papers were owned by members of the Cresswell and Farmer families, descendants of Mark Noble.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1927.

Related Materials

See also Notes by Mark Noble, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. e. 32-45).
Mark Noble Papers
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

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