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Hearne 'Usserii Collectaneorum' vol. 2, written in the first half of the 17th century chiefly by Ussher

MS. Add. C. 297
Held at the Weston Library

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Collections by Archbishop Ussher, chiefly relating to Chronology, sacred and classical, among which are:

  1. (fol. 7) notes by 'Josua Hoyle' chiefly about a Syriac commentary on the Bible, autograph, Nov. 22, abt. 1630-48;
  2. (fol. 9) 'Tabule ab ortu mundi ad Vespasianum', in Thomas Lydyat's hand, cf. fols. 288, 297;
  3. (fol. 61) a note signed 'Wm Methwold', about the current measures of time in the East Indies;
  4. (fol. 53)'Insigniorum Imperiorum et Regnorum, quae ante Christi... adventum ... floruerunt Successiones et Tempora ... digesta à Jacobo Usserio ...', followed by two leaves only of the treatise, but many other papers in these volumes of Collections would fit into it;
  5. (fol. 104) a letter from Robert Chambers (d. 1624) to Ussher on the chronology of the book of Daniel, Nov. 18, 1612;
  6. (fol. 106) 'Certaine thinges of which (by letter) I [i.e. Robert Thornton] requested a frend of mine to talk with mr [Edward] Livelie', also about Daniel, cf. fol. 125;
  7. (fol. 141v) 'Institutionum Chronologicarum liber primus' by Ussher, a fragment, cf. fol. 239;
  8. (fol. 159) The longitude of the principal fixed stars in Jan. 1601.

The bulk of the papers are Ussher's own chronological notes, and excerpts from authors. A list of contents by J. Tyrrell is at fol. 5.


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 17th century chiefly by Ussher


307 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English


MS. Add. C. 297

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. 27611.

Physical Facet

On paper

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