John Brand's copy of Observations on popular antiquities (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1777)

Scope and Content

John Brand's own copy of his Observations on popular antiquities (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1777), interleaved with many additional notes and extracts. Many of the additions were incorporated in the 1813 edition by Sir Henry Ellis.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Brand (1744-1806) was an antiquary and historian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The volumes were bought from George Sexton of Brighton in 1941.


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. 45760-1.