Heber (Yriarte) Spanish Manuscripts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Twenty-six manuscripts collected by Richard Heber, relating to Spanish history and literature in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

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 formed part of the Richard Heber sale on 9 June 1835, where they were bought for 40. The Heber catalogue states that they were all 'from the Iriate [Yriate] Collection'.

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. 28360-28385.

Related Material

See also Heber Manuscripts (MSS. Add. A. 25, A. 172, C. 142-3; Auct. T. v. 19, Auct. V. 2 infra 2 16-20; Malone 30; Top. gen. e. 47; Top. Oxon. c. 26-7) 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).