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Special Collections

Description of Special Collection

Collection Level Description: Hogg Manuscripts
University Library

Collection Level Description: Hogg Manuscripts

Collection name: Hogg Manuscripts
Collection code: GB 033 HOG
Date range: 18th century (including transcripts of 12th-17th century documents)
Extent: 4 volumes
Language: English; Latin
Created by: Thomas Hogg (d. 1776) of Norton, Co. Durham, land agent to, among others, the Durham Dean and Chapter
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections

The manuscripts consist of three volumes of transcripts, with a few original documents, concerning Durham cathedral, city and county (Hogg MSS 1, 2, 4) and a letterbook (Hogg MS. 3) in which Hogg wrote copies or drafts of his own outgoing letters, 1771-76. The letterbook records primarily his business affairs, both his own purchasing and his work for those who employed him as an agent, but is also a rich source of information on local personalities and contemporary events and social life. The transcripts are concerned largely with the government of Durham City, with 17th and 18th century land surveys, enclosures and tithe disputes, and with revenues and other matters of the Dean and Chapter.
About the creator:
See information above under Name of creator and Scope and content
Hogg 1: Transcripts largely of 12th-18th century documents relating to the government of Durham city.
Hogg 2: Transcripts of 12th-18th century documents relating to the Dean and Chapter, city, and palatinate of Durham.
Hogg 3: Letterbook of Thomas Hogg's outgoing letters, 1771-1776.
Hogg 4: Transcripts of enclosure awards, rentals and other documents, chiefly 16th-18th century, largely relating to Dean and Chapter property in Durham city and the Billingham area. Includes several documents relating to Greatham Hospital, Co. Durham.

Presented by Thomas Jefferson Hogg of Norton, 1907.
Open for consultation
Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.
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Index terms

Hogg, Thomas, d. 1776.
Durham (England : County). Palatine courts.
Durham Cathedral.
Greatham Hospital.
Billingham (England)
Durham (England)
Durham (England : County) -- History.
Administration of estates -- England -- Durham (County) -- 18th Century.
CourtsEnglandDurham (County)

Date last modified: 17 November 2008