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An Album Amicorum of 'Theodora van Wassenaer en Duvenvoerden' (printed, with 'Rien sans Dieu. anno 1598', on the binding), 1595-1603, written in 1595-1603

MS. Douce 221
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Containing songs, sonnets, mottos, etc. by male and female friends: some are printed in R. Priebsch's Deutsche Handschriften in England (1896), i. 326. 'F. Henry de Nassau' (fol. 66) with motto and date 1600 seems to be Frederick Henry, prince of Orange (d. 1647). There are the arms of Hamal, Herenthout and Bronchorst in colours, on fols. 40, 123v, 153: and paintings on fols. 112v, 151v.


  • Creation: written in 1595-1603


235 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French
  • Dutch; Flemish


MS. Douce 221

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. IV, no 21795

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Custodial History

'Gustavus Brander, 1785': given to Douce by dr. Charles Combe.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding: brown leather with gilt ornament, Dutch work of 1598


6 1/4 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom