Descriptions of Coats of Arms Compiled by J.H. Sperling

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      GB 161 MSS. Top. Essex d. 5-7, e. 46
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Scope and Content

Descriptions of coats of arms in Essex churches, with blazons of arms, compiled by J.H. Sperling. Each volume has indexes of parishes and arms.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Hanson Sperling (1825-1894) was an Anglican clergyman and antiquary.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was bequeathed to the Library by S.A. Warner in 1948.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 54041-4.

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