William Paston 1610-1663

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Sir William PASTON 1610-1663

Biographical Note

Of Oxnead Hall, Norfolk.


Sir William began the development of the family library (and other collections), continued by his son Robert Paston; 1st Earl of Yarmouth. The books were auctioned in London, 10.4.1734 (1513 lots).


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  • West, S. The development of libraries in Norfolk country houses (UEA Ph.D thesis, 2000).