Hussey Bequest

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1; Top. eccl. a. 3, c. 2; Top. gen. a. 1, b. 5-6, c. 20-21, e. 49-51, f. 3-29; Top. Kent c. 3-4; Top. Staffs. c. 2
  • Dates of Creation
      17th-19th century (predominantly 19th century)
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      41 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Sketches and notebooks of Richard Charles Hussey. The collection consists chiefly of finely executed architectural drawings and notes of buildings in England and France, with a few of Belgium and Germany; also of some transcripts of building accounts and fabric rolls, and over a hundred rubbings from brasses, with a few miscellaneous papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Charles Hussey (1806-1887), of Harbledown near Canterbury, was an architect.

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 collection was bequeathed to the Library by Hussey in 1887.


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. V, nos. 29681-721.