A copy of John Denton's Description of Cumberland
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).
- Creation: chiefly written about A.D. 1700
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Cumb. c. 1, fols. 1-2]
MS. Top. Cumb. c. 1
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 20298
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.
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.
12 7/8 × 8 3/4 in.
- A copy of John Denton's Description of Cumberland
- EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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