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A copy of John Denton's Description of Cumberland

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MS. Top. Cumb. c. 1

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A copy of John Denton's Description of Cumberland, originally written about 1610, here copied about 1700, with an index. At fol. 70 some miscellaneous papers relating to the county follow, including one signed Thomas Denton (17th century), and 'A brief account of the first lords of this manor of Raughton and Gatesgill' (fol. 79: about 1700).

Dates

  • chiefly written about A.D. 1700

Extent

90 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Cumb. c. 1, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Top. Cumb. c. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20298

Overview

A copy of John Denton's Description of Cumberland, chiefly written about A.D. 1700.

Biographical / Historical

John Denton (b. in or before 1561, d. 1617) was an antiquary.

Thomas Denton (1637–1698) was a topographer.

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, no. 29824.

Custodial History

Owned and written in by William Holmes, attorney of Carlisle, in 1712.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from U. Maggs, London bookseller, on Aug. 14, 1888, for £1 16s.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 7/8 × 8 3/4 in.
Title
A copy of John Denton's Description of Cumberland
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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