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The collection consists chiefly of historical and topographical collections relating to Oxford and the neighbouring districts, and of drawings and plans of old buildings in and near to that city. It also includes:

  1. Four volumes of collections on mazes (MSS. Drawings gen. c. 1, Eng. misc. c. 86, e. 74/a-b)
  2. Some Oxford deeds (MSS. Oxfordshire charters 1016-28)
  3. A number of rubbings from monumental brasses (noted among the accessions of 1914)
  4. Two folio volumes of sketches illustrating MSS. Top. Oxon c. 183-9, 191 (placed in the Library on deposit and are not catalogued)


  • Creation: 1885-1912


3.74 Linear metres (34 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Drawings gen. c. 1, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Drawings gen. c. 1; Eng. hist. d. 91; Eng. misc. c. 86, e. 74a-b; Top. Oxon. a. 15-18, b. 81, c. 183-189, c. 191-195, c. 197, c. 197*, d. 122-127, d. 129, d. 133, e. 146-147

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13036


Hurst papers chiefly consisting of historical and topographical collections relating to Oxford and the neighbouring districts.

Biographical / Historical

Herbert Hurst (1834-?1914) was an Oxford antiquary.

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. VI, nos. 36022-36055.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

On Sept. 28 and at some subsequent dates in 1913, a large number of manuscript volumes, unbound papers, and rolls, all being the work of the late Mr. Herbert Hurst of Oxford, 1885-1912, and written by him, were presented to the Library by the family of the deceased.

Related Materials

See also Papers of Herbert Hurst (MSS. Eng. hist. c. 193; Eng. misc. c. 109-10).

Hurst Papers
Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom