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Notes collected or written by Anthony Wood relating to Oxford authors, Written chiefly in about 1670-1695

MS. Wood F. 49
Held at the Weston Library

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Notes collected or written by Anthony Wood relating to Oxford authors (alongside MSS. Wood F. 46-48), 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.

This item contains several letters.


  • Creation: Written chiefly in about 1670-1695


237 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Wood F. 49


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. 25223

Custodial History

Bound in 1884, being part of the contents of a box in the Wood Room.

Related Materials

Most of those which are here wanting are to be found in the Wood correspondence (MSS. Wood F. 39-45), in the index to which some entries are added from the present collection, the contents of which do not admit of summary treatment.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 3/8 × 10 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom