Records of the Oxford University Barbers' Company
Records of the Company of Barbers, including charters, order books, certificates of admission, quarterage and fine books, account books, rolls of apprentices, bonds, and alphabetical lists of matriculations in the University of Oxford.
Language of Materials
English and Latin
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Oxford Barbers 1].
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MSS. Oxford Barbers 1-18
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13501
Biographical / Historical
The Company of Barbers of the University of Oxford is first noted in the 14th century, but its first charter is an Act of Convocation dated 10 November 1675, and their first Orders are dated 18 November 1675. All members were matriculated members of the University of Oxford. Its government was entrusted to a Master and Wardens. The Company was dissolved in 1859.
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, nos. 31110-27.
At the dissolution of the Company in 1859 the records probably remained in the possession of the last Master, R.J. Spiers.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were purchased 13 June 1890 from S.P. Spiers.
- Records of the Oxford University Barbers' Company
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