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Barron collection on heraldry and genealogy

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Barron collection on heraldry and genealogy
16th-20th century
Level of description
Scope and content
Heraldic and genealogical manuscripts owned or compiled by Arthur Oswald Barron (1868-1939), FSA, Maltravers Pursuivant extraordinary (1937) c. 1895-1937 with some earlier material, mostly 16th-18th century. Barron edited two medieval rolls of arms (the Parliamentary roll (1885), and Randle Holme's roll (1902-4)), and planned with Sir William St John Hope and H. A. Doubleday a series of editions of rolls, some of which reached proof stage (see BAR/009, a volume at SAL 173 D, and a letter of (Sir) Anthony Wagner to H. S. London, 1955, in BAR/015). He founded and edited the Ancestor (1902-5), and was a regular contributor, under the name of 'Londoner', to the Evening News. See Aspilogia, I (1950), xxviii, 137; DNB Missing Persons (1993), 45-6. Obituary in A.J., 20 (1940), 124-5.
Barron, Arthur Oswald (1868-1939), author and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 728
Archival history
The collection was partly purchased from Mrs Barron (Council Minutes, 30 Jan. 1941), from whom MSS/0679 was also acquired, and partly presented by her, 1955 (Giftbook, 29 Sept. 1955; A.J., 36 (1956), 271).
Related units of description
Correspondence and letters from Arthur Oswald Barron from 1913-1925, held in the West Sussex Records and Archives service (https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/leisure-recreation-and-community/history-and-heritage/west-sussex-record-office/)