Topographical Collections for Oxfordshire and Berkshire, Compiled by Henry Hinton and James Hunt

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      GB 161 MSS. Top. Berks. c. 57-8, d. 38; Top. Oxon. c. 688-9, d. 795-803, e. 545-8
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Scope and Content

Topographical collections for Oxfordshire and Berkshire, compiled by Henry Hinton and James Hunt. The collection consists of:  

  • Notes on Oxfordshire churches
  • Notes on the history of Oxfordshire
  • Drawings and engravings of Oxfordshire churches
  • Drawings of coats of arms in Oxfordshire and Berkshire churches
  • Drawings of monuments and brasses in Oxford college chapels
  • Sketches and drawings of Oxford University and city buildings and monuments
  • Collections for a history of Oxford city and university
  • Portraits and biographical sketches of Oxford worthies
  • Account of the Botanical Garden, Oxford
  • Collections for a history of Berkshire

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Hinton (1749-1816) was an ironmonger of Oxford. James Hunt (1795-1857) was a chemist of Oxford.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The collections were bought from Sir Anthony Wagner in 1979.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Custodial History

The collections were bought from James Hunt by Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1819 and 1820.

Related Material

See also Topographical Collections of Henry Hinton and James Hunt (MSS. Don. b. 14, c. 90-1, c. 97-8, d. 138-43, d. 148-9, e. 107-14).

Rubbings of brasses in Berkshire churches made by Hinton and Hunt between 1803 and 1815 are MSS. Rubbings Phillipps-Robinson 587-861, 876-933. For a discussion of the rubbings, see Transactions of the Monumental Brass Society, vol. xii, part 1, no. XCII (1975), 90-100.


For a discussion of the papers see Oxoniensia xxxvii (1972), 215-20.