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Miscellaneous papers, written in the 18th and 19th cent.

MS. Douce 385

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  1. (fol. iv.) 'Three lectures ... on ... Poisons, read at the College of Physicians on the 24th, 25th & 26th of August, 1749. By William Heberden, M.D...', wanting a leaf or two at the end: not autograph.
  2. (fol. 75) Two letters from J. Milles to lord Fairfax (Thomas Fairfax, d. 1782 ?) on travelling in France, of about 1740 (?): partly torn.
  3. (fol. 81). Two letters from David Laing to Douce, Apr. 21 and Oct. 4, 1831, with a list of contents of an Auchinleck MS. of ballads, and a letter from William H. Miller of Britwell to Douce, Nov. 8, 1831.
  4. (fol. 94). Parts of the customs of Oléron, a copy of fols. 1-14 of MS. Douce 227.


  • written in the 18th and 19th cent.


114 Leaves


MS. Douce 385

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 21960

Custodial History

The three lectures at least were bought by Douce at the Gough sale in 1810, where they were lot 4279.

Physical Facet

On paper


10 1/4 × 8 in.

Repository Details

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