Papers of Thomas Percy

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Percy b. 1-3, c. 1-11, d. 1-11, e. 1-10
  • Dates of Creation
      17th-19th century
  • Language of Material
      English, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      35 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Correspondence, and literary and antiquarian papers of Thomas Percy.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Percy (1729-1811) was Bishop of Dromore and an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library, with some of his printed books, by Percy's great grand-daughter in 1932.


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. II, nos. 49781-815.