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'An Enquiry into the primary and original state and nature of Halls, in the university of Oxford, and the right of nomination or presentation to their principalitys ...', written in or soon after 1694

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MS. Top. Oxon c. 26

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'An Enquiry into the primary and original state and nature of Halls, in the university of Oxford, and the right of nomination or presentation to their principalitys ...with a particular respect to Magdalen-hall ...'

This is an argument on the side of Magdalen college in the matter of its right to appoint a principal of Magdalen hall--a question which came to a head when a vacancy occurred in Feb. 1693/4 . A trial in the Court of Common Pleas at Westminster on June 20, 1694, was decided in favour of the right of the Chancellor of the University.

Extracts from University registers occupy pp. 25-150, 161-206, and a short account of the trial is at pp. 207-209.

Dates

  • written in or soon after 1694

Extent

212 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Top. Oxon c. 26

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. 28400.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Heber sale lot no. 1178: bought for £18.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 1/4 × 7 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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