Hurst Papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Drawings gen. c. 1; Eng. hist. d. 91; Eng. misc. c. 86, e. 74a-b; Top. Oxon. a. 15-18, b. 81, c. 183-9, c. 191-5, c. 197, c. 197, d. 122-7, d. 129, d. 133, e. 146-7
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      34 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of Herbert Hurst, consisting chiefly of historical and topographical collections relating to Oxford and the neighbouring districts, and of drawings and plans of old buildings in and near to Oxford. It also includes four volumes on mazes, some Oxford deeds, a number of rubbings from monumental brasses, and two folio volumes of sketches.

Administrative / Biographical History

Herbert Hurst (1834-? 1914) was an Oxford antiquary.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were presented to the Library by the family of Herbert Hurst in 1913.


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

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. 36022-55.