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Papers of Neil R. Ker relating to Oxford University chests and cautions, 1975 and n.d. [c.1960-1975]

MS. 21050/52
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Folder 1: lists of books in chests, based on printed and manuscript sources and inscriptions in the manuscripts, with copies of notes by Graham Pollard, relating to
  1. 'Antiqua cista universitatis'
  2. Burnell
  3. Chicele
  4. Chichester
  5. Danvers
  6. Duncan
  7. Exeter
  8. Gilford
  9. Langton
  10. Lincoln
  11. Neel
  12. 'Nova cista universitatis'
  13. 'Cista Reginae' or Queen's
  14. Roubury or Robery
  15. Selton
  16. Turville
  17. Vaughan and Hussey
  18. Vienna
  19. Warwick
  20. Winton
Folder 2: papers comprising
  1. photocopy of a 15th century Oxford stationer's register listing chest transactions according to chest
  2. typed transcripts of lists of books in the Chichele, Duncan, Exeter, Langton, Lincoln, Neel, Queen's, Ro(u)bery, and Warwick chests, from the above register, corrected and annotated by Ker
Folder 3: notes, mainly by Ker, relating to subjects including
  1. features of the language (vocabulary) of cautions
  2. prices in cautions
  3. manuscripts containing cautions in the Bodleian Library, Cambridge University Library, Eton College, London and elsewhere
  4. manuscripts in Oxford Colleges containing cautions
  5. 'chest name illegible' cautions
  6. cautions by date, pre-1340 and 1430 onwards
  7. Chest days, 1459
  8. cautions in Merton College manuscripts
  9. evidence for identifying stationers' hands
  10. cautions in manuscripts in cathedral libraries
  11. cautions in Durham Cathedral manuscripts, including a copy of notes by A.[J.] P[iper], annotated by Ker
Folder 4: notes on cautions in Oxford libraries (2 notebooks, with loose inserts)


  • 1975 and n.d. [c.1960-1975]


1 box (4 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 21050/52

Former reference:

Ker Papers Box 17

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom