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Commonplace-book of dr. Thomas Marshall, Written in 1644, etc., by dr. Thomas Marshall

MS. Marshall 80
Held at the Weston Library

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Commonplace-book of dr. Thomas Marshall, including:

  1. Fol. 11. jottings upon art and old masters, headed 'Observationes d. Ant. Dykii' [Van Dyck], in Dutch, beg. 'Het grootste deel der Konst', followed by 'Observata quaedam in adversariis Guillelmi Pettie' (fol. 13), Italian notes by 'pater Fitton' (fol. 18), and 'Observations of Inigo Jones' upon great English painters (fol. 19v)
  2. Fol. 22. lists of editions of the Bible in Dutch, French, and German
  3. Fol. 25. 'Ex libro Apulei Platonici de medicaminibus herbarum, collato cum MS. exemplari vetustissimo in bibliotheca Isaaci Vossii, cui accedit versio Saxonica; utriusque communicacio debetur doctori Francisco Junio, Francisci filio', and (fol. 27v) a passage on the mandragora in Anglo-Saxon, with (fol. 28v) the Latin of Apuleius, not found in Humelberg's edition
  4. Fol. 44v. a list of Dutch types
  5. Fol. 45. armorial bearings of various families of Marshall
  6. Fol. 57v. letters commendatory and other Latin forms in use at Oxford
  7. Fol. 58v. 'Specimen operis polyglotti', being Ps. cxvii, v. 1, in 23 languages

Fol. 2 has '1643 Jan. 8', and fol. 23 '1648'.

(fols. 30-44, 48v-56v are blank).


  • Creation: Written in 1644, etc., by dr. Thomas Marshall


58 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • Dutch; Flemish
  • Italian
  • English


MS. Marshall 80

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. 8661

Custodial History

Manuscript (80).

Physical Facet

On paper


7 1/2 × 5 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom