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Letters from Casaubon, 16th-17th century

MS. Casaubon 9
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Letters from Casaubon, mostly copies, but some are drafts by him and the following are originals:

  1. One to King James I (p. 15)
  2. Three to archbp. John Spottiswood (pp. 17, 116, 145)
  3. One to bp. Lancelot Andrewes (p. 126)
  4. One to bp. James Montagu (p. 132) and to dr. Hadrian à Saravia (p. 215), as is also the signed letter from King James I to Casaubon (p. 1)

The letters from Casaubon to David Hoeschel (p. 219) and to L. de Ramirez (p. 271) appear not to be published. Between pp. 238 and 239 are nine leaves of notes on Hebrew words, and at p. 249 are ζητημάτια Arabica addressed to Hadrian [à Saravia].

The volume also contains single letters:

  1. From Constantine Lascaris to Philip Melanchthon in Greek (p.355)
  2. From cardinal Bandinius to dr. Wm. Bishop, bp. of Chalcedon, April 4, 1623 (p. 363)
  3. From John Vossius to Meric Casaubon (original), July 7, 1630 (p. 367)
  4. From Marcus Velser to David Hoeschel (p. 371)

Artt. 1, 2, 4, 6-10, 12, and 15 in the Qu. Catal. are in Casaubon's hand: art. 16 is in French).


  • Creation: 16th-17th century


1 box

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Hebrew
  • French


MS. Casaubon 9

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. 3955

Other Finding Aids

Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens (Oxford, 1853, reprinted with corrections by H. O. Coxe, Oxford, 1969), Casaub. 9

Custodial History

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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom