Heber Manuscripts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscripts collected by Richard Heber, including material relating to Latin inscriptions, Latin language, the University of Oxford, 18th century literary figures, northern dialect and Greek history, BC 400-BC 320.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Heber (1773-1833) was an MP, book collector and classical scholar. 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).

Acquisition Information

The manuscripts were either bought through Thomas Rodd at the Richard Heber sale, Part xi (manuscripts), 10-20 February 1836, or were purchased within the year from Thomas Thorpe, the London bookseller, who had previously obtained them at the sale.

Note

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. V, nos. 28397-411.

Related Material

See also Heber (Yriarte) Spanish Manuscripts (MSS. Add. A. 136-57, C. 126-9) and Heber Family Papers (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 202-9, d. 197-215; Eng. misc. b. 78, c. 406-8, d. 619-20, e. 568-77, f. 392-4, g. 62-74; Eng. poet. c. 56, e. 110-11, f. 28; French e. 28; Lat. misc. e. 106-7; Lat. th. e. 45; Top. gen. e. 84, f. 36).

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