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Letters addressed to Dr. Martin Lister, chiefly on scientific subjects, written in 1671-1710

MS. Lister 34
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Letters addressed to Dr. Martin Lister, chiefly on scientific subjects, 1671-1710; the volume contains a nearly complete index of writers and subjects, and also a list of the papers in the Philosophical Transactions referred to in the letters. The chief writers are:

  1. Brooke, John, 1671-1673 (fol. 14, etc.);
  2. Grew, Nehemiah, 1673-1681 (fol. 128);
  3. Hooke, Robert, 1678-1682 (fol. 201);
  4. Jessopp, Francis, 1673-1693 (fol. 85, etc.);
  5. Lister, Martin: draughts of letters from him, 1664-1683, etc. (fol. 71);
  6. Lodge, William, 1673-1674 (fol. 81, etc.);
  7. Oldenburg, Henry, 1671-1676 (fol. 1, etc.);
  8. Webster, John, 1674 (fol. 45, etc.).

At fol. 51 etc. are notes of the proceedings of the Royal Society on Feb. 19, 1672/3- June 4, 1673.


  • Creation: written in 1671-1710


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Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Latin


MS. Lister 34

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. 25263.

Custodial History

Presented by Dr. George Fothergill to the Ashmolean Museum on March 16, 1759: see the Register of Convocation for April 14 of that year.

Related Materials

For additional correspondence see also MSS. Lister 2-4, 35-37.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 5/8 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

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