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Commonplace book of references and extracts chiefly relating to odd customs and ceremonies, classical and English, written in about the middle of the 18th cent. by J. Taylor

MS. Douce 317
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

By dr. 'J[ohn] Taylor' of St. John's College, Cambridge (d. 1766). The lettering on the binding ascribes the book to bp. Kennett, but dr. Gaisford testifies in a pencil note that the handwriting is Taylor's.


  • Creation: written in about the middle of the 18th cent. by J. Taylor


185 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Douce 317

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 21891

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

Physical Facet

On paper


12 1/2 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom