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Gloucestershire Collections by Ralph Bigland


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Notebooks by Ralph Bigland, containing miscellaneous parish notes for about 65 Gloucestershire parishes, including copies of monumental inscriptions.


  • 1773-5


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  • English

Preferred Citation

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

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12793

Biographical / Historical

Ralph Bigland (1711-84) was a herald and antiquary. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Custodial History

MSS. Top. Glouc. e. 10-11 were owned by J.H. Smyth Pigott of Brockley Hall, Somerset; Brockley Hall sale, English & Son (Bath), 8 Oct. 1849; two of five similar volumes numbered Phillipps MS. 13519, later numbered Phillipps MSS. 14265-70; these two volumes numbered 14265 and 14266 (Phillipps MS. 14270 is MS. Phillipps-Robinson e. 141).

MSS. Top. Glouc. e. 12 was possibly owned as MSS. Top. Glouc. e. 10-11; Phillipps MS. 16106.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

MSS. Top. Glouc. e. 10-11 were bought by the Library, with MS. Top. Glouc. e. 12, in 1979, Stanley Crowe, cat. 89.
Gloucestershire Collections by Ralph Bigland
Susan Thomas
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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