Walter Richards d.1711?

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Biographical Note

The owner of the books described below has not been identified, but may be the Walter Richards, Gentleman of Odiham, Hampshire who died in 1711.


Richards' books were sold by retail sale in London from 15 June 1727 alongside those of a Dr Woodhouse, possibly Dr John Woodhouse who died in 1723. Advertisements in the Daily Journal, Daily Post and Daily Courant describe the sale as "consisting of a valuable collection of books in most sciences, faculties, and languages".


  • Will of Walter Richards, Gentleman of Odiham, Hampshire, The National Archives PROB 11/519/387.
  • A catalogue of the libraries of Walter Richards Esq; and of Dr. Woodhouse..., [London, 1727], ESTC T13250.
  • Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.