Call Number: CD1068.A2 S63 1989
The social history of property and possessions. Reading, England ; Woodbridge, Conn. : Research Publications
Subject Category: History Great Britain
Collection Dates: 01/01/1436 - 12/31/1814
Location: UNLV Microforms
Summary: This 13 reel collection includes will, inventories, and related materials in the University Archives at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. It spans primarily the years 1436 - 1814. These materials are critical sources for establishing names, relationships, and personal information from which can be gained as immense amount of information about living conditions, capitalist values, wealth distributions, and the importance placed on particular commodities. For wills before 1580, the inventories commonly list all books owned by the deceased, which can reveal much about literary taste and the currency of certain books. The material is divided into several categories: an index to the wills; the wills themselves are arranged alphabetically; the inventories; miscellaneous group of materials relating to the chancellor's court; administration bonds arranged alphabetically; accounts arranged alphabetically and Benefactors Registers of the Bodleian Library up to 1850.
Finding Aids: The Social History of Property and Possessions. Reading, England: Woodbridge, Conn. : Research Publications, 1989 (MICRO CD1068.A2 S63 1989 Guide). Guide includes reel contents and date/person index.