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Topographical Collections of Henry Hinton and James Hunt


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Topographical collections for Oxfordshire and Berkshire, compiled by Henry Hinton and James Hunt.


  • Creation: Early 19th century


1.35 Linear metres (21 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. b. 14, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Don. b. 14, c. 90-91, c. 97-98, d. 138-143, d. 148-149, e. 107-114

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11003, 11004, 11005, 11006, 11224


Topographical Collections of Henry Hinton and James Hunt, early 19th century

Biographical / Historical

Henry Hinton (1749-1816) was an ironmonger of Oxford. James Hunt (1795-1857) was a chemist of Oxford.

Custodial History

The collections bought from James Hunt by Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1819 and 1820.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collections were bought and given by the Friends of the Bodleian and Bodley's American Friends in 1967 and 1968.

Related Materials

See also Topographical Collections for Oxfordshire and Berkshire, Compiled by Henry Hinton and James Hunt, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Top. Berks. c. 57-58, d. 38; Top. Oxon. c. 688-689, d. 795-803, e. 545-548).

Rubbings of brasses in Berkshire churches made by Hinton and Hunt between 1803 and 1815 are MSS. Rubbings Phillipps/Robinson 587-861, 876-933. For a discussion of the rubbings, see Transactions of the Monumental Brass Society, vol. xii, part 1, no. XCII (1975), 90-100.


  • The papers were discussed in Mary Clapinson, 'The topographical collections of Henry Hinton (1749-1816) and James Hunt (1795-1857)', Oxoniensia, 37 (1972), 215-220.
Topographical Collections of Henry Hinton and James Hunt
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