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Collections for the cathedrals and dioceses, Written in about 1710-1750

MS. Willis 45
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Collections for the cathedrals and dioceses of Ely (fol. 1), Oxford (fol. 120b), and Peterborough (fol. 240), made for or by Browne Willis. There are many letters, among which are:

  1. One from Thomas Green bp. of Ely, 16 Jan. 1728/9 (fol. 1)
  2. One from sir Thomas Gooch bp. of Ely, 19 Jan. 1748/9 (fol. 2)
  3. Four ichnographies and views of Ely cathedral (fol. 4)
  4. Several letters from Thomas Baker, 1734, etc. (fols. 10b, 91, 260, 343)
  5. Two from William Fleetwood bp. of Ely, 1718-19 (fol. 56)
  6. A drawing of Thorney abbey 'from an ancient mapp' (fol. 77)
  7. Several from bp. Tanner, 1724-29 (fols. 96, 129, etc.)
  8. An ichnography of Oxford cathedral (fol. 120b)
  9. A copy of a paper giving the dimensions and chapels of Oseney abbey (fol. 134v)
  10. Two letters from bp. Atterbury, 1712 (fol. 150b)
  11. Some from Thomas Delafield, 1740-45 (fol. 192)
  12. An ichnography of Peterborough cathedral (fol. 251)
  13. Two letters from White Kennett bp. of Peterborough, 1728 (fol. 255)
  14. A plan of Aynho church (fol. 289)


  • Creation: Written in about 1710-1750


363 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Willis 45

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. 16338

Custodial History

Mark by which the Collection was referred to until about A.D. 1870: fol. 45

Physical Facet

On paper


13 3/8 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom