Notes collected or written by Anthony Wood relating to Oxford authors, Written chiefly in about 1670-1695
Notes collected or written by Anthony Wood relating to Oxford authors (alongside MSS. Wood F. 47-49), such as copies of epitaphs, certificates, lists of works, sketches of lives, and every kind of biographical memorandum, with a few letters and longer papers.
In this item there is a draught of the first part of Wood's account of the Botanic lecture (Hist, of the Univ., vol. ii. pt. 2 (1796), p. 896), at fol. 328.
- Creation: Written chiefly in about 1670-1695
Language of Materials
MS. Wood F. 46
Wood was accustomed to mark these notes in red ink with 'A. 1', 'A. 2', etc., then 'B. 1', 'B. 2', etc., and so through at least two alphabets (A-Z, Aa-Zz). FFF is also found, and other symbols, which may be seen in Clark's edition of The Life and Times of A. Wood, iv. 232-5. Each letter represented a bundle on Wood's shelves, and about half the papers are here, arranged according to the marks above described, the volumes containing A-Z; Aa-Ii; Kk-Ss, FFF; and unmarked, respectively.
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. 25220
Bound in 1884, being part of the contents of a box in the Wood Room.
13 1/2 × 10 3/4 in.