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An historical account of the town of Pontefract

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MS. Top. Yorks e. 3
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An historical account of the town of Pontefract, with some copies of original documents: beg. 'Pomfret is seated in a pleasant and commodious part of the Countrie.' Perhaps collected by the rev, Francis Drake, vicar of Pontefract, father of the antiquary.


  • Creation: Written in the 17th century


36 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Yorks e. 3, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Yorks e. 3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19000


An historical account of the town of Pontefract

Biographical / Historical

Francis Drake (1696-1771) was 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. VI, no. 31181

Custodial History

The volume bears the modem bookplates of mr. B. M. Pickering, bookseller of London, and (armorial) of Christopher Sykes esq. M.P.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

It was bought by the Bodleian at a sale at messrs. Puttick's (lot 1358), 6 July 1891.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 5/8 × 7 in.

An historical account of the town of Pontefract
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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