Papers of E.A. Greening Lamborn

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 312, c. 331, d. 434, e. 368-9, f. 91; Top. Berks. g. 1; Top. Bucks. c. 15, g. 1; Top. eccles. b. 42; Top. gen. d. 32, e. 73-5; Top. Oxon. d. 457
  • Dates of Creation
      18th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      15 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of E.A. Greening Lamborn, and manuscripts from his collection, consisting of:  

  • Letters to and from Lamborn, 1917-49
  • Ordinary of arms in churches in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, compiled by Lamborn, early 20th century
  • Notebook containing extracts by Lamborn from books and letters read, 1899
  • Album of photographs, mainly of churches and sculpture in the Oxford region, 1920s, with a portrait photograph of Lamborn
  • Pocket-books containing brief notes by Lamborn on churches in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, 20th century
  • Commonplace book of a member of the Ayscough family, 18th century
  • Seventeenth-century church notes for parishes in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, copied by Craven Ord (1756-1832)
  • Rough sketches and notes of James Ingram, 1838, n.d.
  • Lectures on heraldry by Norris Deck, 1849, 1852
  • Recipe book of Mary Waddell of Littlemore, Oxfordshire, 1850
  • Notebook containing extracts by W. Ballard, mainly from printed sources, on Oxfordshire and Berkshire parishes, mid-19th century
  • Notebook containing copies of recitations and songs, 19th century
  • Guide to Buckinghamshire by Robert Dodwell, entitled 'Buckingham. The Pocket County Companion', late 19th century, apparently unpublished

Administrative / Biographical History

Edmund Arnold Greening Lamborn (1877-1950) was an antiquary. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Lamborn's daughter in 1950.


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. I, nos. 43765-79.