Common-place book of Dr. Samuel Pegge the elder: Extracts, notes and correspondence, vol III, written chiefly in about 1750-1790 by Samuel Pegge
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Held at the Weston Library
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 letters from:
- Dr. Joseph Priestley, Feb. 26, 1764 (p. 15);
- the rev. George Ashby, 1772-1774 (three: p. 41);
- Dr. John Burton of York, 1756-1770 (three: p. 49);
- Richard Gough, Nov. 15, 1776 (one: p. 67);
- John Anstis, 1741 (two: p. 83);
- Dr. Richard Rawlinson, March 12, 1743/4 (one: p. 89);
- George Perry, 1768 (seven: p. 117);
- George Vertue, 1744-1753 (two: p. 145);
- Joseph Ames, 1751-1757 (seven: p. 151);
- William Potter ('Fincle Street'), 1754-1756 (ten: p. 175);
- Beaupré Bell, Jan. 26, 1733/4 (one: p. 213);
- Dr. John Taylor, 1731-1748 (several: p. 223);
- John and Elizabeth Thomas, 1759-1776 (several: p. 265);
- Browne Willis, Jan. 31, 1759 (one: p. 353);
- Samuel Gardiner (Latin exercises, stated to be by him, of the 17th century: p. 423).
There are also:
- a formal commutation of penance at Gedney in Lincolnshire, Feb. 3, 1607/8 (p. 492);
- a contemporary copy of the charter granted to the company of Massachusetts Bay, March 4, 1628/9 (p. 495);
- 'an Answere vnto the Protectors Speeches att and before the dissolution of Parlyament, 1654', i.e. Sept. 4, 12, 1654, Jan. 22, 1654/6 (p. 509);
- an Ordinary of English arms B-W (p. 525: marked 'F. 2');
- and a coloured drawing and description of a vault beneath York minster choir, by Thomas Beckwith, Sept. 7, 1778 (p. 668, of. 359).
- written chiefly in about 1750-1790 by Samuel Pegge
Language of Materials
- Multiple languages
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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. 28087.
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