Perrott Manuscripts

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of Thomas Perrott, including:  

  • 'The letters of Sr John Perrott, Lord Deputy of Ireland, to the Queene and her cheife Ministers of state,' 11 July 1584-26 May 1586, on Irish public affairs
  • Copies of manuscripts relating to French and English history

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Perrott, of St. John's College, Oxford (matriculated 15 February 1710, BCL 1716, DCL 1721).

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The manuscripts were presented to the Library by Perrott in 1727.


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. III, nos. 9766-9774.