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Miscellaneous papers in many hands concerning the colleges and halls of Oxford, Written by Anthony à Wood and others in the 2nd half of the 17th century

MS. Wood F. 28
Held at the Weston Library

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Miscellaneous papers in many hands concerning the colleges and halls of Oxford, containing lists of alumni and benefactors and other extracts from college archives, but including also:

  1. Fol. 12, for University college, a list of messuages purchased with the money left to the college by William of Durham, notes concerning sir Simon Bennet's benefaction (fol. 15), and Langbaine's collections from the college statute books (fol. 19)
  2. Fol. 42, for Balliol college, extracts from the registers made by Nicholas Crouch, 1685, followed by (fol. 51) the case between Balliol college and the halls about the proctorship, 1668
  3. Fol. 89, for Queen's college, dr. Langbaine's (autograph) reasons for increasing the value of the taberdarship (hence printed by N. Denholm-Young in B.Q.R. vi. 195), with (fol. 98) an answer thereto, about 1650, and (fol. 106) notes of the disposition of fines in several colleges, and (fol. 116) an account of Robert de Bix (d. 1380)
  4. Fol. 118. for New college, a controversy between sir Richard Fiennes and Humphrey Wykeham of Swalcliffe, esq., about their kinship to William of Wykeham
  5. Fol. 159, for All Souls, a life of the founder in Latin, written Dec. 29, 1574, by R[obert] H[oveden]
  6. Fol. 207, for Christ Church, 'the reasons of dr. Richard Thornton about the personal and local succession of the prebendaries', and (fol. 186v) lists received from mr. R[ichard] Washbourne, chaplain of Christ Church, 1665, of admissions 1547-81, followed by (fol. 194) the elections from Westminster school to Christ Church, Oxford, and Trinity college, Cambridge, 1561-1689, and (fol. 209) a petition of the students to the king on behalf of dr. John King
  7. Fol. 212, for Trinity college, a catalogue of alumni from the foundation to 1600, and (fol. 257) a history of the college, in Latin, drawn up by mr. Joseph Taylor, Aug. 1666
  8. Fol. 267. for Wadham college, a suit with Merton college about the rights of the Augustinian friars
  9. Fol. 291, for Pembroke college, the names of members who were officers in the army of king Charles i, and a dispute between the college and the visitor
  10. Fol. 310. the case of Hart hall, Aug. 8, 1664
  11. Fol. 376. copies of inscriptions, after 1659, which were on the plate of St. Edmund hall at the time of its being sold, Mar. 17, 1679, for the building of a chapel


  • Creation: Written by Anthony à Wood and others in the 2nd half of the 17th century


320 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • English


MS. Wood F. 28

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. 8490

Physical Facet

On paper


13 4/5 × 8 4/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom