Notes and sketches by Thomas Rickman

Scope and Content

Notes and sketches by Thomas Rickman for the third edition of An attempt to discriminate the styles of architecture in England (London, 1825).

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Rickman (1776-1841) was an architect. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further information.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bequeathed to the Library by Percy Manning, 1917.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, 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. II, nos. 53939-40.

Custodial History

Acquired by J.H. Parker with the copyright of the work, 1842; given by James Parker to Percy Manning, c. 1907.

Related Material

See also a design by Thomas Rickman for a reading desk at Wednesbury church (MS. Top. gen. c. 78); and drawings of architectural details by Thomas Rickman (Dep. b. 140).


See scope and content.