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Collection of two Latin and English MSS., Written in the 17th century and in 1668-1686

MS. Wood B. 14
Held at the Weston Library

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(8585) 17th-cent. genealogical notes from MSS. in the Heralds' Office, by Anthony à Wood. Given to Wood by Richard Reeves of Magdalen college, Oxford, 1673, of which a better MS. is in MS. Aubrey 21. Written in divers hands of the 17th century, 154 pages.


  1. Fol. i. An account by Wood of Worcester cathedral, with lists of deans, prebendaries, and archdeacons since 1500, from material received from mr. William Hopkyns, prebendary of Worcester
  2. Fol. 17. notes of 16th-cent. institutions, etc., from a Norwich register, followed by lists of priors and deans of Norwich (fol. 29)
  3. Fol. 34. sir Thomas Browne's 'Repertorium, or some account of the tombes, monuments, etc., in the cathedral church of Norwych an. 1680', printed from the original among the posthumous works (1712)
  4. Fol. 50. autograph travel-notes by Ralph Sheldon, 1668-9, concerning Lyons, Florence, and Rome
  5. Fol. 67. heraldic notes concerning creations of knights of the garter and baronets since the restoration, and (fol. 87) fees due at the creation of noblemen
  6. Fol. 97. statutes given by Savile for the geometry and astronomy professors, of his own creation, 1619
  7. Fol. 104. excerpts from the register of John Halton, bishop of Carlisle (1293-1318), printed for the Canterbury and York Society
  8. Fol. 111. the names of all resident doctors and M.A.s in 1616

Written around 1668-86 by Anthony à Wood, Ralph Sheldon, etc., 132 leaves.

Labelled 8585 ('123'), 8587 ('125')


  • Creation: Written in the 17th century and in 1668-1686


1 box

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • English


MS. Wood B. 14

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. 8585, 8587

Physical Facet

On paper


7 4/5 × 3 4/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom