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'Miscellaneous Oxfordshire documents'

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MS. Top. Oxon b. 42
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'Miscellaneous Oxfordshire documents':

  1. Fol. 3. 'The copie of my letters to His Highenes Counsell touchinge Sonnynge bridges', signed 'P. St[ephens]', about 1655 (?), see note in no. 29404 (catal.) ad fin., but fols. 4-5 are now fols. 3-4
  2. Fol. 6. A claim of conusance on the part of the university of Oxford in the case of Thomas Parsons, July 14, 1748: bought from mrs. W. H. Turner in 1880, see note in no. 29194 (catal.) ad fin., but fols. 8, 11 are now fols. 6, 8
  3. Fol. 8. A draft of an address of loyalty to the king from Oxfordshire (second half of 18th cent.)

(fols. 9-end are blank)

Additions: (fols. 13-155) Guard-book of miscellaneous papers, 15th-20th cent. (fols. 13-98[a], described in Spokes, p. 7), including:

  1. Fols. 98b-122. papers of the Ashhurst family, 18th-19th cent.
  2. Fols. 99-104, 106-13. letters to W. H. Ashurst, 1814-45
  3. Fols. 132-50. letters from Scrope Bernard (later Bernard-Morland) at Christ Church, Oxford, to William Lee, 1780-2

Additions: fols. 13-17 the original will of Rodolph Warcuppe of English, co. Oxon., dated July 6, 1605: presented by the rev. H. A. Wilson, July 1, 1914.


  • Creation: Written in the 17th and 18th century


20 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon b. 42, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Oxon b. 42

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20533


'Miscellaneous Oxfordshire documents'

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 30773

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1890.

Additions: Acquired, 1958-73.

Physical Facet

On paper and (with b and c) parchment


17 × 13 3/4 in.

'Miscellaneous Oxfordshire documents'
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom