Thomas Martin Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. b. 229, c. 774-5; Ch. Suffolk 1579, Ch. England 19-53
  • Dates of Creation
      14th, 15th and 19th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      39 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

14th- and 15th-century documents, including an inventory of Richard II, 1378, and Royal Household and Wardrobe receipts, 1431-61, collected by the Thomas Martin, originally guarded into a folio volume, with later transcripts.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Martin (1697-1771) was a Suffolk antiquary.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The collection was bought from Sotheby's in 1975.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Custodial History

The collection, owned by Craven Ord, was lot 1014 in the sale of his MSS., R.H. Evans, 25 Jan. 1830.