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Lists of manuscripts, written in the second half of the 17th century

MS. Add. C. 40
Held at the Weston Library

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Lists of manuscripts:

  1. (p. i). 'А Catalogue of the MS[S]. remaining in the same Closett with the Ld. Ch. Justice Hales's MS[S. at Lincoln's Inn, London], but giuen by other hands', also of MSS. not in the said closet, and (p. iii) of the Hales MSS. themselves.
  2. (p. viii). 'A note of some choyce MS[S]' 'in Sir Ro: Cottons Library' These two articles are in a different hand from what fallows.
  3. (p. xi). 'A Catalogue of the books p;iucn by Mr Seldens Executors to the Library of the Uniuersity of Oxford' both printed and manuscript, as well as 'other rarities' received at the same time, in 1659: a long and detailed list.

On the inner front cover is copied 'The forme of an Jndulgence printed at the beginning and end of the old Tenures [of sir Thomas Littleton] etc. by Rich. Pinson, in Lincolns Inne Library, G. G. Shelfe; 6, lib: i.' This is a Latin indulgence issued on May 3, 1508, by William Warham, archbp. of Canterbury, and Robert Sherborne, bp. of St. Davids, in the form of a license to choose a confessor with power to absolve from crime. Two letters from John Nicholson, librarian of Lincoln's Inn, Oct. i and 6, 1885 (at p. 149), show that the original is probably lost.


  • Creation: written in the second half of the 17th century


158 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Add. C. 40

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. 27837.

Custodial History

'H. Powle A. I': his books passed after his death in 1692 to lord Halifax, in whose sale in 17 39/40 this volume was no. 196. It is very probable that the book came in the Rawlinson collection to the Library.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/2 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom