Sketches of early 19th century Oxford characters collected by W.F. Thurland

Scope and Content

'Sketches chiefly of Oxford', 2 volumes of drawings, prints etc. mostly depicting Oxford characters of the early 19th century, collected by W.F. Thurland. According to the notes on the covers by W.P. Ellis, the drawings were executed, and some of them engraved, by W. and I. Matthews, father and son. Both volumes are indexed.

Administrative / Biographical History

W.F. Thurland (fl 19th century).

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library in 1917.


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

Other Finding Aids

P.S. Spokes, Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city, county, and university of Oxford. Accessions from 1916 to 1962 (Oxford, 1964).