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Miscellaneous Barlow papers in many hands, Written in the 17th century in England

MS. Barlow 54
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Miscellaneous Barlow papers in many hands:

  1. Fol. 2 a medical account of the last illness, death (Mar. 27, 1625), and post-mortem examination of king James i
  2. Fol. 6. 'The names of the lords and others of his Magesties Privie Councill as they were setled Dec. 8, 168 2/3', addressed to 'The Reverend Thomas Lord Bishop of Lincoln etc. At his Lordships house next door to the Pestle and Mortar in the Pall Mall'; endorsed is an epitaph 'on my lord Ossery [Thomas Butler; . 1680] by P. Fisher', beg. 'Primipilares orbis' (fol. 6v)
  3. Fol. 8. 'the petition of ... Parliament to ... king Charles ... concerning Jesuits, Seminary Priests, and Popish Recusants. August 1625', beg. 'It being infallibly true'
  4. Fol. 12. 'A coppie of a letre [on English politics 1620-5] which was found among some Jesuits that were lately taken in London and addressed to the Father Rector of Bruxells', beg. 'Let not the danger'
  5. Fols. 14, 20. copies of an arrêt of the Parlement de Paris, June 23,1665, prohibiting the publication of the papal bull of 7 Kal. Jul. 1665, 'Cum ad aures' (of which fols. 15-16 are a copy), followed by a papal letter to the French clergy, 'Paternae caritati' (fol. 23)
  6. Fol. 26. Charles i's speech at Newmarket, Mar. 9, 164 1/2, from a printed version, beg. 'I am confident'
  7. Fol. 27. draft of a speech on University affairs, after 1643
  8. Fol. 29. a tract on prayers for the dead, by dr. [William] Page, fellow of All Souls, 1635, beg. 'That wee ought not only to give thanks'
  9. Fol. 37. 'An epistle of mr. John Bradford prisoner of the lord to a faithfull Christian in Coventree', beg. 'The peace wich Christ'
  10. Fol. 43. letter dated Sept. 31, 1638, from William Guy, asking his 'loving brother' to act as tutor to Richard Castley's son
  11. Fol. 44. an autograph letter asking for preferment at Chesham, endorsed by bp. Barlow, 'mr. West's rayling letter, which came to me September 22, 1676'
  12. Fol. 46. view of account in Latin of (i) the manor of the prebend of Leighton Bromeswold, 4-5 Hen. viii, and (ii) of the archdeacon of Northampton
  13. Fol. 49. Latin letter of cardinal Caesarius Baronius, to the king of Spain, dated Tusculum, id. Jun. 1605, copied from a MS. in the library of the Augustinians at Rome, with a note (fol. 51) that the letter is printed in the treatise of Baronius 'ad monarchiam Siciliae', Paris, 1609
  14. Fol. 52. animadversions by Barlow upon Selden's History of Tithes, Aug. 30, 1659
  15. Fol. 56. epitaph on Dennis Bond, esq. (d. 1659), by 'Mr Wild, a presbyterian parson of Aynho in Oxfordshire', beg. 'Now whilst Whitehall wears black and men doe feare'
  16. Fol. 58. autograph letter dated London, Mar. 26, 1658, from Anthony Hawler to mr. Barlow, enclosing a list (fol. 60) of commentaries on Aristotle in his possession
  17. Fol. 61. extracts from public records made for Barlow to show the exemption of the Queen's college from the jurisdiction of the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Lincoln
  18. Fol. 63. letter dated London, April 10, 1675, from John Robinson to Barlow
  19. Fol. 64. 'a brief censure upon a discourse entitled the history of tithes, half printed, and intended to be published'
  20. Fol. 66. 'The archbishop [dr. George Abbot] of Canterbury's letter to kinge James against Toleration', printed at London 1642 and collated with the MS. by Barlow
  21. Fol. 68. Barlow's draft of a letter (c. 1675) on Baptism, and concerning one Henry Danvers who had made use of his name, followed by a letter to Barlow, dated London, Feb. 17, 167 4/5, from Obadiah Wills, on the same
  22. Fol. 72. notes of a Chancery case between 'Watersfeild' and the bishop of Chichester 28 Car. ii
  23. Fol. 73. undated Latin letter to Barlow from Richard Haberley
  24. Fol. 74. 'His Magesties chaplains appointed to wait in their months' [for 1664]
  25. Fol. 75. letter to Barlow dated at Paris, Dec. 9, 1671, from Alexander Smith
  26. Fol. 77. Spanish sonnet headed 'Vna dama aviendola despresiado y dicho que no era hermosa', beg. 'Qual suele el que a conprar va alguna cosa', followed by 31 other Spanish poems
  27. Fol. 105. an acrostic in honour of Barlow by George Szilágyi, a Hungarian, dated July 14, 1671, beg. 'Tanto tantarum laudum diademate dares'
  28. Fol. 106 to end are from a printed book


  • Creation: Written in the 17th century in England


111 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Latin


MS. Barlow 54

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. 6489****

Physical Facet

On paper


13 7/10 × 9 1/10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom