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Papers of Neil R. Ker relating to book lists and medieval and early modern book owners, 1947-1996 and n.d. [c.1930-1980]

MS. 21050/53
Held in our offsite storage facility

  • Request

Folder 1: list of books, extracted from Cambridge University Grace Book A, with monetary value of pledges

Folder 2: lists of manuscripts and related papers, concerning items owned by
  1. Sir Henry Spelman, including images of Spelman's MS. 7198 (fols. 104 and 105)
  2. Somers and Langley
  3. John Foxe, relating to manuscripts and printed books, copied from London, British Library, MS. Lansdowne 815, including a letter from Thomas Freeman, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, to [Prof.] Andrew Watson, 11 Aug 1996, regarding manuscripts donated to Magdalen College in 1614 by Samuel Foxe
  4. Sir Walter Cope
  5. Francis Babbington ('Books at Stonyhurst')
Folder 3: 'Medieval book owners', papers relating to
  1. manuscripts owned or annotated by Thomas Gascoigne
  2. Grenehalgh / Sewell manuscripts, including a letter received by Ker from H[ope] E[mily] A[llen], New York, 15 Jan 1947, regarding the identification of Grenehalgh as an annotator
  3. Cuthbert Sherbrooke's manuscripts and printed books, including notes by Ker, an offprint of 'Some Medieval English Manuscripts in the North-East Midlands' by Thorlac Turville-Petre, published in D. Pearsall ed., Manuscripts and Readers in Fifteenth-Century England (Cambridge, 1983), letters received from Turville-Petre concerning the Sherbrooke library, Jul-Oct 1979, and correspondence between Prof. A.G. Watson, [Ker's literary executor], and Turville-Petre, Apr-Aug 1984, concerning the possible publication of Ker's work on the Sherbrooke manuscripts
Folder 4: transcript by Ker of a catalogue of books of the benefactors to the library of the free school in Shrewsbury, 1619. Ker notes that the 'Benefactors Book' is a Shrewsbury Corporation manuscript, marked 'N. No. 2'.


  • 1947-1996 and n.d. [c.1930-1980]


1 box (4 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 21050/53

Former reference:

Ker Papers Box 18

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom