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Heraldic Manuscripts


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Heraldic manuscripts, consisting of:

  1. A 17th-century transcript of 'The manner of proceedings in a case of arms betweene John Lord Louell and Thomas Lord Morleys before the Constable and Marshall. Anno 1395 [recte 1385]', with notes by Barnard and a pedigree compiled by Sir Charles G. Young
  2. Translation of Nicholas Upton, 'De studio militari', made by John Blount 'studens in the vniuersite of Oxforthe' at the command of William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy. Copied, and illustrated with emblazoned coats of arms, by two mid-16th-century scribes, and annotated from the Latin original and paginated in a third 16th-century hand
  3. Transcripts, mainly in Barnard's hand, of English works on heraldry, with glossaries
  4. Draft of 'A discourse upon cadency' by James Cotes, 18th century, incomplete at end, with an index in a different hand
  5. 'The general armory of the Netherlands', compiled from manuscripts in the British Museum by William Dickinson for Thomas Culleton, Esq., 19th century


  • Creation: 16th-19th cent.


0.37 Linear metres (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 152, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 152, c. 158, d. 227-228, e. 199

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13014


Heraldic Manuscripts

Biographical / Historical

Francis Pierrepont Barnard (1854-1931) was an archaeologist, historian and numismatist. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bequeathed to the Library, with two medieval manuscripts, MSS. Lat. misc. e. 86 and Lat. th. e. 19, by F.P. Barnard in 1931.

Heraldic Manuscripts
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