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A note-book, Written late in the 16th century

MS. Selden Supra 44
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A note-book containing some extracts, copies, etc., about church matters about 1570-80, among which are:

  1. Fol. 12. 'A copie of a letter sent to my L. Tresaurer from the Deane of Yeorke' on Church policy: beg. 'My most humble duitie ... I am required to shewe my opinion': presumably the author was dr. Matthew Hutton, dean of York 1567-89
  2. Fol. 21. 'Cuiusdam Oxoniensis judicium de T[homa] C[artwright]' in English, about 1573 (?): beg. 'Because you sent me Mr Cartwrightes booke'
  3. Fol. 29. 'Articles propounded to [Edward Deering or] Dering, and his Answeres', 19 queries on Church questions, sent by T. Smith, with a letter, on June 7, 1573; and Deering's answers
  4. (Fol. 39. 'Literse [Rodolphi] Gualteri ad [Ric. Cox] episc. Eliensem', Zurich, Aug. 26, 1573, and (fol. 56) Zürich, March 16, '1574'
  5. Fol. 48. Criticisms on bp. Jewel
  6. Fol. 79. Quaestio de pietate per 'Ri[cardum Cox] Epis. Elien.'
  7. Fol. 84v. A letter from 'Jo. W[hitgift]' to the lord Treasurer (?) from Trinity coll. (Cambridge), Dec. 8, 1575, beg. 'I haue not had that leysure'
  8. Fol. 91. Quaestio de excommunicatione, 'a Thoma Erasto Heidelbergensi proposita'
  9. Fol. 118. 'Whither the Vncle may mary the neece in affinity, his first wiues sisters daughter': beg. 'The generall lawe at the beginning'
  10. Fols. 128-end are almost blank.

Several leaves have been cut out, leaving only the inner margins, but they belonged to the book when it was first ('a° 1562') used for common-places, see fol. 1.


  • Creation: Written late in the 16th century


195 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English


MS. Selden Supra 44


Old Selden mark = 44

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. 3432

Custodial History

Manuscript 3447 acquired by the Bodleian Library

'Phillippus Reuellns me possidet', probably the owner by or for whom the extracts were made.

Physical Facet

On paper; in more than one hand; imperfect


8 3/8 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom