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Archive of Mark Noble


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Correspondence, catalogues and antiquarian works of Mark Noble, with some papers of his daughter, Martha C. Syms. Consisting of:

  1. Letters, mainly from J.S. Hylton, 1773-1781
  2. Letters from various correspondents, 1781-1826
  3. Catalogues of historical prints and engraved portraits
  4. Antiquarian works and sermons, including 'History of the family of Noble', 1800, and 'An history of the ... house of Brandon', 1807
  5. Papers of Martha Syms, including reminiscences, n.d., and letters, 1801-1816


  • Creation: 1773-1830


2.22 Linear metres (42 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 30, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 30, c. 135, d. 146-173, e. 156-165; Eng. th. d. 30; Num. e. 17; Top. Kent d. 2; Top. Suffolk d. 16

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13264


Archive of Mark Noble

Biographical / Historical

Mark Noble (1754-1827) was a biographer, genealogist and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

The papers were owned by members of the Cresswell and Farmer families, descendants of Mark Noble.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1927.

Related Materials

See also Notes by Mark Noble, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. e. 32-45).

Catalogue of the archive of Mark Noble
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom