Papers of John Loveday the elder and of Thomas Loveday

Scope and Content

  • a chronological list of world rulers, notables and remarkable events from the Creation to 1753, compiled by John Loveday the elder, n.d. [late 18th century], with an index of names
  • notes by Thomas Loveday on his father, John Loveday the younger (d 1809), including an account of his death and funeral, 1810-16.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Loveday the elder (1711-1789) was a philologist and antiquarian. Thomas Loveday (fl 1810-16) was the son of John Loveday the younger (d 1809).

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1986.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Custodial History

Bought at the sale of Bishop D.G. Loveday's Library, 26 November 1985.

Related Material

See the correspondence of A.C. Ducarel and John Loveday (GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 6, d. 34).