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Two diaries of antiquarian journeys in England


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Two diaries of antiquarian journeys in England, 1760-3:

  1. From Oxford to Gloucestershire, June 1760: and from Oxford via Bristol to South Wales, Aug. 1761
  2. From Oxford to East England (Lincolnshire to London), Sept. 1761, and from Oxford by Mid England to Chester: the date 1763 is at fol. 1v

MS. Top. gen. f. 33 is doubtfully attributed in the old Phillipps catalogue to -- Price, possibly John Price, afterwards Bodley's Librarian.


  • Creation: Written perhaps by J. Price in 1760-1763


0.10 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. gen. f. 33, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Top. gen. f. 33-34

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19947


Two diaries of antiquarian journeys in England

Biographical / Historical

John Price (1734-1813) was Bodley's librarian and an antiquary.

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. 34107-34108.

Custodial History

MS. Top. gen. f. 33 was bought from Thomas Thorpe in 1833 by sir Thomas Phillipps: in the Phillipps library no. 7259. MS. Top. gen. f. 34 was perhaps a Ford Abbey MS. bought by sir T. Phillipps about 1860-70: in the Phillipps library no. 22783.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Bodleian at the Phillipps sale 18.6.1908 (lot 633).

Two diaries of antiquarian journeys in England
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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom