Thornycroft Family Papers

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  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Ch. Devon 47-51; Oxon. 4093-4; Somerset 165 and 165A; MS. Top. Oxon. b. 176(R)
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Scope and Content

The Thornycroft family papers include Sir John's commission as Deputy Lieutenant, 1715, and various papers relating to William Salter in Devon.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Thornycroft family included Sir John Thornycroft, Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Lt. Col. C.M. Thornycroft through Hereford City Library in 1947.


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

Other Finding Aids

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