Manuscripts from the Collection of A.W. Turner

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 449-50, e. 589, f. 397; Eng. th. c. 75
  • Dates of Creation
      18th-19th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      5 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Manuscripts from the collection of A.W. Turner, consisting of:  

  • Recipe book of Isabella Pease, 1759, containing culinary, medical and household recipes
  • Volume of essays, verse, letters and prayers, entitled 'Miscellany philosophical and moral. John Boston. Oct. 6. 1783'
  • Incomplete legal treatise on conveyancing, early 19th century
  • File of documents relating to the suit Derra v. Dawson and others, in the Queen's Bench, 1852, concerning the Hungarian imposter, Baroness von Beck
  • Anonymous treatise on the revelation of Jesus Christ, with incomplete account of theological symbols, late 19th century

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur W. Turner of Brighton, Sussex.

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 manuscripts were given to the Library by Perry's of Brighton, estate agents, through the British Records Association in 1966.


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. 43947-51.