Bassingbourn Parish Library: Catalogue

Scope and Content

A manuscript transcript of a catalogue of books presented to the library by Edward Nightingale and others. Loose with the volume is a short manuscript catalogue of the parish church library of Swaffham, Norfolk.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bassingbourn Parish Library was founded by Edward Nightingale Esq., of Kneesworth, in 1717, who provided it with furniture and donated books worth fifty pounds.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, 17 November 1970.

Other Finding Aids


Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Custodial History

The catalogue was formerly the property of the archaeologist G.H.S. Bushnell (1903-1978).