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Common-place book of Dr. Samuel Pegge the elder: Extracts, notes and correspondence, vol I, written chiefly in about 1750-1790 by Samuel Pegge

MS. Add. C. 242
Held at the Weston Library

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Extracts, notes and correspondence chiefly relating to English history and archcæology, quite miscellaneous in character and incapable of summary treatment; but each volume has a list of contents prefixed. There are also many original papers, among which are:

  1. three letters from Dr. J. Chelsum, 1774-1775 (p. 17);
  2. several letters from J. Bradley of Lincoln, 1764-1773 (p. 37, etc.: MS. Add. C. 244, p. 57);
  3. several letters from Benjamin Ray of Spalding, 1738-1756 (p. 165; MS. Add. C. 244, p. 341);
  4. signatures of lord Burghley and sir Roger Cave, 1593 (pp. 369, 373);
  5. 'a particular of the goodes & debtes of Mr. Lawrence Clarke parson of Staveley' at his death in 1581 (p. 379);
  6. genealogies of the Eyre family to about 1750 (p. 407);
  7. three letters from Lewis Morris on Geoffrey of Monmouth, etc., 1760 (p. 485);
  8. the 'Case of Brampton' in Derbyshire (p. 673).


  • Creation: written chiefly in about 1750-1790 by Samuel Pegge


868 pages

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Latin


MS. Add. C. 242

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. 28085.

Related Materials

Other volumes of Extracts, notes and correspondence are MSS. Add. C. 243-245. These volumes contain much about Derbyshire, e.g. p. 523, 'Breviarium Recordorum Regiorum in Capella Rotulorum et in Turri Londinensi remnnentium de ... comitatu Derb., collectum per Nathan. Ringros generosum' (a copy, with indexes and supplements);' and much from sir Edward Dering's papers.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 5/8 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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