Collections of John Burton relating to Yorkshire, with indexes, usually of persons and of places, in each volume. The collections include pedigrees of Yorkshire families, notes on Yorkshire manors, and papers relating to heraldry and to ceremonies conducted by heralds.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Burton (1710-1771) was an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Conditions Governing Access
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
The collection was bought by the Library at Sotheby's in 1937.
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. 55246-88.
The collection was bought from Burton by William Constable, whose bookplate is in many of the volumes, and sold at Sotheby's in 1889.