Papers of J.O. Westwood

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  • Reference
      GB 161 J.O. Westwood
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      Latin, English, and Irish.
  • Physical Description
      21 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of John Obediah Westwood consisting of rubbings from, and notes on, inscribed and sculptured stones in Wales (made for Westwood's Lapdiarium Walliae), England, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland.

The full list of shelf numbers is: Top. Breconshire a. 1; Top. Caermarthenshire a. 1; Top. Caernarvonshire a. 1; Top. Denbighshire a. 1; Top. Flintshire a. 1; Top. gen. a. 3; Top. Glamorgan a. 1-2; Top. Ireland a. 5; Top. Man a. 1; Top. Merioneth a. 1; Top. Monmouthshire a. 1; Top. Pembrokeshire a. 1; Top. Scotland a. 1; Top. Wales a. 1, Top. Wales d. 1-5

Administrative / Biographical History

John Obediah Westwood (1805-1893) was an entomologist and 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

Acquisition Information

The papers were purchased by the Library in 1895.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 31849, 31852-7, 31860-1, 31866-9, 31891-2, 31894-9.

Related Material

See also Collections of J.O. Westwood (MSS. Top. eccles. a. 6, b. 41, c. 6-7, d. 8-20, e. 10-12, f. 2(R); Top. gen. d. 17-18; Top. Ireland a. 6, d. 4; Drawings gen. a. 6, c. 7).