W. N. Clarke Manuscripts
Manuscripts by Clarke relating to Berkshire. The collection includes pedigrees, copies of records, notes and extracts.
- 18th-19th cent.
Language of Materials
English and Latin
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Berks. b. 2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Top. Berks. b. 2, b. 4-5, c. 1, c. 4-8, d. 4-5, e. 2-6, f. 2-3
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12876
Biographical / Historical
William Nelson Clarke (1799-1855), whose father lived at Ardington in Berkshire, matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford, 23 May 1817, aged 18 (DCL 1847). He edited a Parochial topography of the hundred of Wanting, with other miscellaneous records relating to the county of Berks (Oxford, 1824), and A collection of letters addressed by prelates and individuals of high rank in Scotland ... to Sancroft, archbishop of Canterbury (Edinburgh, 1848).
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, nos. 25492-25509.
Clarke gave the collection to his cousin, H.O. Coxe, Bodley's Librarian, in 1842.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
H.O. Coxe presented the collection to the Bodleian in 1868.
- W. N. Clarke Manuscripts
- Emily Tarrant
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