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Copies of Public Accounts


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Copies of the public accounts of England for 1679-1708, with many other accounts, lists of officers and fees, establishments and other estimates, proceedings of Commissioners and the like for 1660-1716, all in some way relating to the Exchequer.


  • Creation: 1663-1716


11.88 Linear metres (108 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. b. 4].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. b. 4-111

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13360


Copies of Public Accounts, 1663-1716.

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, nos. 29905-30012.

Custodial History

The collection was bought from the collection of William Selby Lowndes, of Whaddon Hall (having been in the possession of William Lowndes about 1716), by W.H. Gee, bookseller in Oxford, in 1887.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In 1888 E.W.B. Nicholson, Bodley's Librarian, purchased the collection for £40 11s, and 'after offering them at the same price to the Treasury transferred the purchase' in 1889 to the Bodleian for the same sum.

Copies of Public Accounts
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
EAD version 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom