Collections for an account of Wiltshire
Collections for an account of Wiltshire made by bp. Thomas Tanner, probably in about 1690-1700, consisting chiefly of extracts from records and chronicles. Among the papers are:
- a draft of Tanner's account of Wiltshire contributed to bp. Gibson's English edition of Camden's Britannia, 1695 (fol. 3);
- a list of sheriffs of Wilts to 1645 (fol. 81), and of gentry in 1433-4 and about 1674 (fols. 84v, 146);
- 'A scheme of the intended History of Wiltshire', both Tanner's draft and the printed prospectus (1696: fols. 161, 163).
But the collections are not thrown into any literary form or scheme.
- Creation: Written chiefly at the close of the 17th century by T. Tanner
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Wilts e. 4, fols. 1-2]
MS. Top. Wilts e. 4
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 18472
Collections for an account of Wiltshire, written chiefly at the close of the 17th century by T. Tanner.
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Tanner (1674–1735) was bishop of St Asaph and an antiquary.
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 27815.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received on June 18, 1751, as a donation from the rev. Thomas Tanner (d. 1786), a son of the bishop.
9 × 6 7/8 in.
- Collections for an account of Wiltshire
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