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Gloucestershire Collections of T.D. Fosbroke


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Three volumes of Gloucestershire collections of T.D. Fosbroke:
  1. volume of extracts from records, including inquisitions post mortem and ad quod damnum, temp. Hen. III-Richard II copied from a MS. belonging to Stebbing Shaw, 1802; John Smith's 'Lives of the Berkeleys'; extracts from two cartularies of Winchcombe Abbey (Davis, nos. 1037-8); a MS. of John Smith relating to estates belonging to Berkeley Castle; and the cartulary of St. Augustine's Abbey, Bristol (Davis, no. 77)
  2. volume of miscellaneous notes relating to Gloucestershire manors, parishes and families, with letters to Fosbroke, mainly concerning subscriptions to his work, and a detailed list of contents
  3. volume containing fair copies of, and rough notes for, accounts of Gloucestershire parishes, arranged by hundred, for use in Fosbroke's Abstracts of records and manuscripts respecting the county of Gloucester; formed into a history (Gloucester: 1817). The volume was later used by Fosbroke for extracts from printed works relating to society and manners in ancient Greece and Rome.


  • 19th cent.


3 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Glouc. c. 10].
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MSS. Top. Glouc. c. 10-12

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12959

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Dudley Fosbroke (1770-1842) was an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Custodial History

The volumes were owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (Phillipps MSS. 7107-8, 13626), 1835; and by D.C.C. Wilson, 1978.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library, Sotheby's, 28 March 1983, lot. 6.


See Fosbroke Abstracts of records and manuscripts respecting the county of Gloucester; formed into a history (Gloucester: 1817)
Gloucestershire Collections of T.D. Fosbroke
Susan Thomas
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Repository Details

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