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A list of seventy-four Norfolk and Suffolk MSS.

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MS. Top. Norfolk e. 1
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  1. Fol. 44v rev. A list of seventy-four Norfolk and Suffolk MSS., containing collections of Peter Le Neve, F. Blomfield, chartularies of St. John de Norwich, Butleigh, Dereham, etc.; possibly Thomas Astle's collection: written about 1760-70
  2. Fol. 1v. A few Thetford notes and lists, written about 1780 or so. The whole volume may be in the hand of Thomas Astle (d. 1803). As a blank notebook the volume seems to have belonged to 'Anthony Wotton' in 1704, and to 'Mr. Chs Ketts Sen[ior]' in the 18th cent.


  • Creation: Written in the 18th century


45 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Top. Norfolk e. 1

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CMD ID 20512


A list of seventy-four Norfolk and Suffolk MSS.

Biographical / Historical

Peter Le Neve (1661-1729) was a herald and an antiquary. Thomas Astle (1735-1803) was an antiquary, archivist and paleographer.

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. 30746

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1890.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 7/8 × 4 in.

A list of seventy-four Norfolk and Suffolk MSS.
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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