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DUNKIN, John (1782-1846)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/246
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: DUNKIN, John (1782-1846)
Date(s): 1840
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 production items.
Name of creator(s): Dunkin | John | 1782-1846 | topographer


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Dunkin was born in 1782 in Bicester. He was living in London by the age of 23; and by 30 was working as a bookseller, stationer and printer, with a shop in Kent. He began to publish his own topographical studies, including The history and antiquities of Bicester, to which is added an inquiry into the history of Alchester, a city of the Dobuni (1816); The History and Antiquities of the Hundreds of Bullingdon and Ploughley (1823) and History and Antiquities of Dartford (1844). He also began research on Oxfordshire. Dunkin died in 1846.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of historical research notes on the topography of the counties of Kent and Oxfordshire, by John Dunkin.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two volumes.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Guildhall Library by Dunkin's daughter in 1886. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Most of Dunkin's notes on Oxfordshire are on permanent loan to the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
August to October 2010.

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