Topographical Collections of Henry Hinton and James Hunt

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Don. b. 14, c. 90-1, c. 97-8, d. 138-43, d. 148-9, e. 107-14
  • Dates of Creation
      Early 19th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      21 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Topographical collections for Oxfordshire and Berkshire, compiled by Henry Hinton and James Hunt.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Hinton (1749-1816) was an ironmonger of Oxford. James Hunt (1795-1857) was a chemist of Oxford.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The collections were bought and given by the Friends of the Bodleian and Bodley's American Friends in 1967 and 1968.


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. I, nos. 38652-72.

Custodial History

The collections bought from James Hunt by Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1819 and 1820.

Related Material

See also Topographical Collections for Oxfordshire and Berkshire, Compiled by Henry Hinton and James Hunt (MSS. Top. Berks. c. 57-8, d. 38; Top. Oxon. c. 688-9, d. 795-803, e. 545-8).

Rubbings of brasses in Berkshire churches made by Hinton and Hunt between 1803 and 1815 are MSS. Rubbings Phillipps/Robinson 587-861, 876-933. For a discussion of the rubbings, see Transactions of the Monumental Brass Society, vol. xii, part 1, no. XCII (1975), 90-100.


The papers were discussed in Mary Clapinson, 'The topographical collections of Henry Hinton (1749-1816) and James Hunt (1795-1857)', Oxoniensia, 37 (1972), 215-20.