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Rawlinson, Richard

Record IDcnp00403572
Biographical Data1690 - 1755
Last Edit2015-05-26

General Note

Brother of the collector Thomas Rawlinson. Antiquary, topographer and non-juring bishop of the Church of England. Born London, 1690, son of the Lord Mayor of London. Educated St Paul's School from 1697, Eton from 1702. Matriculated St John's College, Oxford 1708, graduated B.A., 1711, M.A., 1713. Acquired an enthusiasm for book collecting from his brother Thomas. Shared rooms with his brother Thomas at Middle Temple, 1711, followed him to Gray's Inn. Began extensive journeys through England 1712. Fellow of the Royal Society 1714. Ordained deacon and priest in the Church of England 1716. Travelled to France and the Netherlands 1719, toured the continent 1720. Matriculated at Padua 1722. Returned to England on the death of his brother Thomas, settled in London 1726. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries 1727. Consecrated bishop 1728. Grand steward of the freemasons 1734. Died Islington, 1755. Bequeathed his manuscripts and some printed books to the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Bequeathed his landed property, the rest of his books and his coins and medals to St John's College, Oxford.
Figlio di Sir Thomas, studiò alla St. Paul's school, Eton, e al St. John's college di Oxford. Viaggiò in Europa fra il 1719-26 collezionando libri e monete così come fece coi manoscritti del fratello Thomas morto nel 1726; lasciò i suoi libri alla Bodleian Library
Engl. Antiquar und Büchersammler
3 Jan. 1690-6 Apr. 1755

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Further Biographical Data1690-1755
ActivityPersonen zu Buchwissenschaft, Buchhandel (2.2p) (sswd)
Geographic NoteGB (iso3166)
Online RessourceBiblioteca Nazionale Marciana
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HeadingRawlinson, Richard
used in: The University of Aberdeen Library
Rawlinson, Richard
used in: Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana (Venice)
Rawlinson, Richard
used in: Middle Temple Library, London (United Kingdom)
Rawlinson, Richard
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany; British Library: English Short Title Catalogue - AACR2 Heading, London (United Kingdom); Common Library Network (GBV), Göttingen (Germany)
Rawlinson, Richard, LL.D.
used in: British Library: English Short Title Catalogue - GK Heading, London (United Kingdom)
Variant NameRawlinson, Richardus
Impartial mind
Member of the University
Rawlinson, Ricard


Found inLOC. — DNB. — Dictionary of National Biography (ed.1896) vol.47, pp. 331-333.. — Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ partis quintæ fasciculus 1[-5] viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum classes [A-E] ... complectens. Confecit Gulielmus D. Macray ...Oxonii, 1862-1900. Georgian R. Tashjian and others, Richard Rawlinson: a tercentenary memorial, Kalamazoo, Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1991.. — GK55. — DNB. — NUC. — AO. — LoC-NA
Imprint SourcesLenglet DuFresnoy, Nicolas: A new method of studying history, geography and chronology. - 1730
The history and antiquities of the Cathedral-Church of Salisbury an*. - 1719
The history and antiquities of the Cathedral-Church of Salisbury an*. - 1723


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