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Collections relating to the cathedral and diocese of St. David's, Written in about 1710-1740

MS. Willis 37
Held at the Weston Library

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Collections relating to the cathedral and diocese of St. David's, made by Browne Willis. Among the many letters are:

  1. Some from Adam Ottley, bp. of St. David's, 1716-23 (fol. 19)
  2. Nicholas Clagett, bp. of St. David's, 1731-37 (fol. 34)
  3. One from Richard Smalbroke, bp. of St. David's (fol. 40)
  4. Two from Thomas Baker (fol. 53)
  5. several from Henry Goff, 1718-19 (fol. 144)

There are a few drawings, as 'the ichnography of Tenby church' (fol. 43v). At fol. 247 is a poem by Browne Willis dedicating his Survey of Bangor cathedral (1721) to bp. Adam Ottley, in Latin and English.


  • Creation: Written in about 1710-1740


249 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Willis 37

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. III, no. 16330

Custodial History

Mark by which the Collection was referred to until about A.D. 1870: fol. 37

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