Manuscripts of John Watson, chiefly relating to the history of Cheshire and Lancashire. The collection also contains papers relating to Surrey and Yorkshire.
- Creation: 16th-19th century
1.33 Linear metres (17 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Cheshire b. 1, fols. 1-2].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Top. Cheshire b.1, c. 2, c. 6-7, e. 3, e. 5-7; Top. Gen. e. 5; Top. Lancs. c. 2-4, e. 1; Top. Surrey d. 1; Top. Yorks. c. 2, e. 2, f. 1
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13455
Manuscripts of John Watson, chiefly relating to the history of Cheshire and Lancashire, 16th-19th century.
Biographical / Historical
John Watson (1790-1875), Rector of Selham and antiquary, matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford, 16 May 1809, aged 19, and was afterwards Fellow of the College.
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. 25562-25578.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was presented to the Library by Watson's sister, Mrs George Robinson, in 1875.
- Watson Manuscripts
- Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
- EAD version 2020
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