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Accounts of Roman altars, inscriptions and antiquities, collected by John Bell, landsurveyor, Gateshead

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MS. Top. Northumberland c. 1

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'Accounts of Roman altars, inscriptions and antiquities, collected by John Bell, landsurveyor, Gateshead.' Mr. Bell was founder of the Antiquarian Society of Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1813, and the contents of the present volume relate almost entirely to antiquities in the north of England, and especially such as were acquired by the Antiquarian Society.

There are many papers and plans connected with the Castle of Newcastle (fol. 83), the Roman Wall (fol. 42), and the camp and antiquities at Risingham (fol. 290), as well as drawings of antiquities, cuttings from newspapers, printed extracts from periodicals and the like, and miscellaneous antiquarian correspondence of mr. Bell, chiefly from about 1835 to 1850.

Dates

  • written in about 1820-1850 by J. Bell

Extent

523 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Northumberland c. 1, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Top. Northumberland c. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18632

Abstract

'Accounts of Roman altars, inscriptions and antiquities, collected by John Bell, landsurveyor, Gateshead,' written in about 1820-1850 by J. Bell.

Biographical / Historical

John Bell (1783–1864) was a land surveyor and 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. 28579.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought in Nov. 1851 from mr. Bell for £15 15s.

Related Materials

See MS. Top. eccles. a. 1.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 3/4 × 11 7/8 in.
Title
Accounts of Roman altars, inscriptions and antiquities, collected by John Bell, landsurveyor, Gateshead
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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