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Furney Manuscripts


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Manuscripts collected by Furney, relating to Gloucestershire, particularly the city of Gloucester.


  • Creation: 17th-18th century


0.66 Linear metres (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

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

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MSS. Top. Glouc. b. 1, c. 1-5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12963


Manuscripts collected by Rev. Richard Furney, relating to Gloucestershire, 17th-18th century.

Biographical / Historical

Rev. Richard Furney (1694-1753) was Archdeacon of Surrey. He had been Master of the Crypt School at Gloucester from 1719 to 1724.

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. 27825-27830.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bequeathed to the Library by Furney in 1753. The Library received the manuscripts in 1755.

Furney Manuscripts
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