Manuscripts owened by Charles Towneley, including material relating to various members of the Towneley family, particularly the antiquary Charles Towneley (1737-1805).
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Colonel Charles Towneley (1803-1876).
Conditions Governing Access
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).
The manuscripts were bought at the Col. Charles Towneley sale at Sotheby's, 19-20 April 1877.
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. 29110-18.