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Lincolnshire papers

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MS. Top. Lincs b. 1
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Lincolnshire papers, collected by mr. H. W. Ball of Barton on Humber about 1830-60:

  1. There is an index of places at fol. 649, and the chief collections are for the town of Barton on Humber (fols. 1-476), Barrow (fol. 477), Brocklesby (fol. 540), Thornton Curtis (fol. 480)
  2. At fol. 412 is an account of the history and antiquities of Barton by William Smith Hesleden, about 1850: and most of the papers, manuscript and printed, relate to the neighbourhood of that town in the 18th and 19th centuries
  3. A few older papers are at fols. 172, 342, 384, cf. 265


  • Creation: Written chiefly in the first half of the 19th century


651 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Lincs b. 1, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Lincs b. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20499


Lincolnshire papers

Biographical / Historical

Mr. H. W. Ball (fl. 19th century) of Barton on Humber.

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. 30730

Custodial History

The collection was bought from mr. Ball by mr. Gillyatt Sumner of Woodmansey, near Beverley, perhaps in 1860, see fols. 642-646b.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Perhaps acquired by the Library about 1876, see nos. 30168, 30301.

Physical Facet

On paper


17 3/8 × 10 7/8 in.

Lincolnshire papers
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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