Manuscripts of Thomas Tanner

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Tanner 1-10, 10, 11-56, 57a-b, 58a-b, 59a-b, 60a-b, 61, 62a-b, 63-72, 73a-b, 74-169, 169, 170-225, 225, 226-74, 275a-b, 276-454, 455a-b, 456a-b, 457-63, 464a-e, 465-9, 469, 470-3
  • Dates of Creation
      10th-18th century
  • Language of Material
      Latin, English, French, and Old English (ca.450-1100).
  • Physical Description
      490 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Tanner's manuscripts including papers relating to:

  • English history, 16th-18th century, including papers relating to the Civil War
  • Norfolk, 17th century
  • Canterbury diocese, 17th century
  • Norwich diocese, 16th-18th century
  • Cambridge University, 16th-18th century
  • Norfolk and Suffolk families, 16th-17th century
  • Admiral Sir Thomas Allin, 1660-78
  • Thomas Aquinas, 17th century

Other Finding Aids

Full descriptions are in Alfred Hackman, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars quarta codices viri admodum reverendi Thomae Tanneri, STP, episcopi Asaphensis, complectens (Oxford, 1860; reprinted with corrections, 1966).

The illuminated manuscripts in this collection are briefly described in O. Pcht and J.J.G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 3 vols. (Oxford, 1966-73); with an unpublished supplement containing a concordance of shelfmarks and addenda (1974).