Papers of Joseph and Charles Perkins Gwilt

Scope and Content

The collection consists of diaries of Joseph Gwilt, 1844-60, containing architectural and topographical sketches, and miscellaneous genealogical and heraldic collections of Charles Perkins Gwilt, 1828-35.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Gwilt (1784-1863) was an architect and archaeologist. His son, Charles Perkins Gwilt (d 1835), was an antiquarian writer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was bought from B. Weinreb Ltd., through the Friends of the Bodleian, in 1984.


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

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