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Notebook belonging to Philip Traherne, 1655

MS. Lat. misc. f. 45
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Notebook belonging to Philip Traherne, used mainly by Thomas Traherne, and including:

  1. (pp. iii, v, 1-5) examples of penmanship by Philip Traherne as a child;
  2. (pp. 7-341, with gaps) notes mainly in Latin, probably all by Thomas Traherne, including (pp. 7-32) notes on ethics and geometry, and (pp. 71-170) 'Flores elegantissimae D. Franc. Baconis de Verulamio ex lib. de augmentis scientiarum excerptae';
  3. (passim) poems by Thomas Traherne.


  • Creation: 1655


389 pages

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Lat. misc. f. 45

Custodial History

Probably owned by Philip Traherne after Thomas's death (extracts by Philip, c.1689, at pp. 237-40); owned by Rashleigh Duke, Salisbury, 1841 (inscription, p. iii, and note in his hand, p. 386, 'Hearne. Salisbury. 00200. Pd.'); owned by Bertram Dobell.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom