Correspondence of John Dunkin and his wife, Ann

Scope and Content

Correspondence of John Dunkin, and his wife Ann, consisting of:  

  • Letters to John Dunkin, 1815-32
  • Letters to Ann Dunkin from her father, William Chapman, 1798-1808

Administrative / Biographical History

John Dunkin (1782-1846) was a topographer. Ann Dunkin (d 1865), wife of John Dunkin, was the daughter of William Chapman (1749-1832), engineer.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The correspondence was bequeathed to the Library by G.J. Dew in 1931.


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. 41600-1.

Related Material

See also John Dunkin's Collections for Oxfordshire (Dep. d. 71-82).