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Sketches and notebooks of Richard Charles Hussey. The collection consists chiefly of finely executed architectural drawings and notes of buildings in England and France, with a few of Belgium and Germany; also of some transcripts of building accounts and fabric rolls, and over a hundred rubbings from brasses, with a few miscellaneous papers.


  • Creation: 17th-19th century (predominantly 19th century)


2.36 Linear metres (30 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1; Top. eccl. a. 3, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1; Top. eccl. a. 3, c. 2; Top. gen. a. 1, b. 5-6, c. 20-21, e. 49-51, f. 3-29; Top. Kent c. 3-4; Top. Staffs. c. 2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13049


Sketches and notebooks of Richard Charles Hussey, 17th-19th century (predominantly 19th century).

Biographical / Historical

Richard Charles Hussey (1806-1887), of Harbledown near Canterbury, was an architect.

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. 29681-29721.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Hussey in 1887.

Hussey Bequest
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
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom