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Notes towards biographies of learned ladies, Chiefly written by Eliz. Elstob about 1709

MS. Ballard 64
Held at the Weston Library

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Notes towards biographies of learned ladies, in alphabetical order, written apparently by Elizabeth Elstob, who wrote her name on the inner front cover on 12 Aug. 1709. A few years later some cookery recipes were written on pp. 182-177, etc. rev.


  • Creation: Chiefly written by Eliz. Elstob about 1709


184 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Ballard 64

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. III, no. 10850

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'E lib. Geo. Ballard. Bought of Mr Price Bookseller in Gloucester June 18, 1747'.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, fancy coloured paper (about 1700)


9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom