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Sketches and notebooks of Richard Charles Hussey. The collection consists chiefly of finely executed architectural drawings and notes of buildings in England and France, with a few of Belgium and Germany; also of some transcripts of building accounts and fabric rolls, and over a hundred rubbings from brasses, with a few miscellaneous papers.


  • 17th-19th cent. (predominantly 19th cent.)


41 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English and Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1; Top. eccl. a. 3].
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MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1; Top. eccl. a. 3, c. 2; Top. gen. a. 1, b. 5-6, c. 20-21, e. 49-51, f. 3-29; Top. Kent c. 3-4; Top. Staffs. c. 2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13049

Biographical / Historical

Richard Charles Hussey (1806-1887), of Harbledown near Canterbury, was an architect.

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. 29681-721.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Hussey in 1887.
Hussey Bequest
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom