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Irish Rubbings by Henry O'Neill


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Rubbings from ancient sculptured and inscribed crosses in Ireland, made by Henry O'Neill, being the originals on which he based the plates in his The most Interesting of the Sculptured Crosses of Ancient Ireland (1857).


  • Creation: 1840-1855


0.44 Linear metres (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Irish

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Ireland a. 1, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Top. Ireland a. 1-4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13493


Irish Rubbings by Henry O'Neill

Biographical / Historical

Henry O'Neill (1798-1880), Irish antiquary. Details are given in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


Arranged in the order of that work (the successive vols. begin with plates 1, 14, 22, 28 respectively).

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. VI, nos. 31862-31865.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The rubbings were purchased by the Library in 1895.

Irish Rubbings by Henry O'Neill
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Repository Details

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