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Towneley Manuscripts


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Manuscripts owned by Charles Towneley, including material relating to various members of the Towneley family, particularly the antiquary Charles Towneley (1737-1805).


  • Creation: 15th-19th cent.


9 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. C. 203].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Add. C. 203-204, D. 70-72, D. 73A-C, E. 4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13393

Biographical / Historical

Colonel Charles Towneley (1803-1876).

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. 29110-18.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bought at the Col. Charles Towneley sale at Sotheby's, 19-20 April 1877.

Towneley Manuscripts
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom