Papers of J.C. Brooke

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      GB 161 MSS. Top. gen. e. 99-128; Top. Yorks. c. 75; Eng. lett. c. 221-7, e. 98-9; Eng. misc. a. 13, c. 455
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Scope and Content

Brooke's papers consist of correspondence, 1769-94; 'field books' containing notes on topographical, antiquarian and personal matters made by Brooke during his travels in England and Belgium, 1775-93; and various other papers containing topographical and genealogical notes.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Charles Brooke (1748-94) was Somerset Herald 1777-94. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from Winifred A. Myers in 1967.


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. II, nos. 54253-94.