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Collections for an account of Wiltshire

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MS. Top. Wilts e. 4
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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:

  1. a draft of Tanner's account of Wiltshire contributed to bp. Gibson's English edition of Camden's Britannia, 1695 (fol. 3);
  2. a list of sheriffs of Wilts to 1645 (fol. 81), and of gentry in 1433-4 and about 1674 (fols. 84v, 146);
  3. '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


168 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Wilts e. 4, fols. 1-2]

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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.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 × 6 7/8 in.

Collections for an account of Wiltshire
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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