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Miscellaneous papers, Written chiefly in the 16th, 17th, and 18th century

MS. Gough Gen. Top. 28
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Miscellaneous papers (bound in about 1875-80), bearing on English history and topography. Some were written to the editor of the Gentleman's Magazine, some are 17th century records. Many were Gough's, and nearly all may have been, though the number in his own handwriting is not large. The chief items, out of a large number, are:

  1. Fols. 2, 109. Numismatical notes, on signor Haym's medals, etc.
  2. Fol. 66., 'A dissertation on Julius Cæsars Passage over the river Thames, read before the Society of Antiquarys Jan. the 9th 1734/5', by Samuel Gale
  3. Letters from D. Barrington, 10 July 1783 (fol. 76), George Ashby, 10 Sept. & 15 Oct. 1777 (fols. 83, 347), William Jacobs, about troubles in America, 16 Nov. 1755 (fol. 323), drafts of letters from Gough, 1772-82 (fols. 346, 354)
  4. Fol. 85. '... Passio sancti Æthelberhti regis et martiris', by Osbertus, monk of Stoke Clare (about A.D. 1700)
  5. Fol. 138. 'A short delineation of the Runic stick and its use', about clogalmanacs: beg. 'The Runic stick consists of two principal lines' (this was given by John Pointer to the Bodleian in 1749)
  6. Fol. 196. Copies of depositions about Anne of Cleves, 1540
  7. Fol. 218. An original acquittance by Henry Fanshawe, 15 June 1554, with other Fanshaw papers
  8. Fol. 246. Copy of a poem on human life, beg. 'Like as the damask rose you see'
  9. Fol. 255. account of two executions of Roman Catholic priests at Cardiff, 22 July 1629
  10. Fol. 280. 'An Establishment of the ... Men and ... Gunnes ...' in the English Navy, 16 Mar. 1673/4
  11. Fols. 305, 307. Warrants appointing Robert Freebairn and John Baskett, etc. to be King's Printers in Scotland, 8 Dec. 1714 and 6 July 1716
  12. Fol. 333. 'A proposal for removing the enormous disproportion of popular representation, enjoyed by ... corrupt ... boroughs ...', by Glanville Sharp, 26 Mar. 1784
  13. Fol. 372. A dissertation on Socage, by Finney (?) Belfeild
  14. Fol. 440. Original papers about lands of Ferdinando earl of Derby, cf. seq., fol. 156


  • Creation: Written chiefly in the 16th, 17th, and 18th century


503 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Gough Gen. Top. 28

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 17617

Physical Facet

On paper


15 3/4 × 11 in.

Repository Details

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