Gloucestershire collections of T.D. Fosbroke

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Three volumes of Gloucestershire collections of T.D. Fosbroke:

  • volume of extracts from records, including inquisitions post mortem and ad quod damnum, temp. Hen. III-Richard II copied from a MS. belonging to Stebbing Shaw, 1802; John Smith's 'Lives of the Berkeleys'; extracts from two cartularies of Winchcombe Abbey (Davis, nos. 1037-8); a MS. of John Smith relating to estates belonging to Berkeley Castle; and the cartulary of St. Augustine's Abbey, Bristol (Davis, no. 77)
  • volume of miscellaneous notes relating to Gloucestershire manors, parishes and families, with letters to Fosbroke, mainly concerning subscriptions to his work, and a detailed list of contents
  • volume containing fair copies of, and rough notes for, accounts of Gloucestershire parishes, arranged by hundred, for use in Fosbroke's Abstracts of records and manuscripts respecting the county of Gloucester; formed into a history (Gloucester: 1817). The volume was later used by Fosbroke for extracts from printed works relating to society and manners in ancient Greece and Rome.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Dudley Fosbroke (1770-1842) was an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library, Sotheby's, 28 March 1983, lot. 6.

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Custodial History

The volumes were owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (Phillipps MSS. 7107-8, 13626), 1835; and by D.C.C. Wilson, 1978.

Bibliography

See Fosbroke Abstracts of records and manuscripts respecting the county of Gloucester; formed into a history (Gloucester: 1817)