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Papers, notes, and extracts by, or owned by, Dr. Martin Lister, written in about 1660-1710

MS. Lister 5
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Papers, notes, and extracts by, or owned by, Dr. Martin Lister, about 1660-1710, chiefly on natural science, medicine or botany, among which are:
  1. (fol. 1v) indenture of apprenticeship between the Overseers of the poor of Flasby in Yorkshire and Dr. Lister, about Robert Smith, Sept. 19, 1690;
  2. (fol. 3) papers about precious stones;
  3. (fol. 17) notes of, or advice for, medical cases;
  4. (fol. 35) cooking recipes;
  5. (fol. 61) notes on the Stoic philosophy;
  6. (fols. 87, 118) papers relating to the Historia Conchyliorum;
  7. (fol. 99) papers relating to spiders;
  8. (fol. 102) 'Test flower bulbes and roots in my Garden at Epsome, 1704';
  9. (fol. 115) papers on medicated waters;
  10. (fols. 133, 138, 160) lists of books and engravings;
  11. (fol. 217) Personal memoirs of Lister's visit to Montpellier in 1664-1665.


  • written in about 1660-1710


327 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Lister 5

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. V, no. 25233.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 7/8 × 9 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom