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Copies of 321 Latin letters, dedications, and poems, and sermons, Made up of two pieces written in the 15th and 17th century in England

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MS. Selden Supra 81

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  1. On paper: written about A.D. 1601-31 by D. Whear (fol. 4). Copies of 321 Latin letters, dedications, and poems, almost all by dr. Degory Whear ('Hilarius Verus' etc.) (see fol. 56v, etc.), and all in his hand. The period covered is 1595-1631, and the recipients of the letters are well-known Oxford men. Many are to Richard and Francis Rouse, Charles Fitzgeoffrey, and Richard Birkbeck: among others are, dr. Richard Carpenter (no. 2, etc.), John Pym (no. 66, etc.), William earl of Pembroke (no. 151, etc.), William Camden (no. 183, etc.). The 230 letters end at fol. 78, the dedications occupy fols. 78v-85, the poems, fols. 87-110: see also corrigenda.
  2. On parchment: written in the 15th cent., (fol. 111). Sermons (nos. 27-97) on the Gospels, imperfect at beginning and end and bound up in no order (see fol. 209).

Dates

  • Made up of two pieces written in the 15th and 17th century in England

Extent

211 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Selden Supra 81

Arrangement

Old Selden mark = 81

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. 3469

Custodial History

[This MS. and MSS. Selden Supra 82-87 do not properly form part of the Selden collection. The copies of 321 Latin letters, dediciations and poems may have been among the books bought for the Library from Dr. Whear's widow in 1649. Cr.]

Manuscript 3484 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On paper and parchment

Dimensions

7 5/8 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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