Microfiches of Legal Manuscripts

Scope and Content

Microfiches of legal manuscripts held by the Bodleian Library, ca. 1300-1736, Gray's Inn, 1493-1739, and Lincoln's Inn, 1275-1834, consisting of:

  • Year books
  • Readings and moots
  • Reports

Administrative / Biographical History

Bodleian Library, Gray's Inn and Lincoln's Inn.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

The microfiches were bought by the Library in 1978.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library

The original manuscripts are described in J.H. Baker, English Legal Manuscripts, vol. II (Zug, 1978). A copy of this catalogue annotated with the Bodleian MSS. Fiche numbers is available in Duke Humphrey's Library.

Additional Information

The originals are located as follows:

  • MSS. Fiche 48-59 - Bodleian Library
  • MSS. Fiche 60-2 - Gray's Inn
  • MSS. Fiche 63-120 - Lincoln's Inn