Copies of Public Records

Scope and Content

Copies or abstracts of selected public records, chiefly Patent Rolls, relating to conveyances of land in England, 1483-1684.

Administrative / Biographical History


Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The collection was bought from W.H. Gee in 1888.


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. 29826-64.

Custodial History

The collection was owned by W. Selby Lowndes of Whaddon.