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A description of the University and City of Oxford

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MS. Top. Oxon d. 45
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A description of the University and City of Oxford, especially from the point of view of the architecture, pictures and (fol. 46) stained glass, apparently intended for a guide-book. The hand-writing appears to be that of the rev. John Gutch, and some of the text is on the back of papers (of 1806-10) which would naturally come to the hands of the Registrar of the University, as he was from 1797 to 1824.

Fols. 74-79 are in a different hand, and at fol. 80 is a description of a convent at St. German's, Cornwall.


  • Creation: Written in about 1805-1810


84 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon d. 45, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Oxon d. 45

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19213


A description of the University and City of Oxford

Biographical / Historical

John Gutch (1746-1831) was a clergyman, antiquary and registrar of Oxford University.

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. 31704

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from A. Beevor Osborne, of London, in Nov. or Dec. 1894.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 7/8 × 7 5/8 in.

A description of the University and City of Oxford
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom