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Calendarial papers by Thomas Lydyat, written in about 1634-1646, chiefly by T. Lydyat

MS. Bodl. 662
Held at the Weston Library

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Calendarial papers by Thomas Lydyat:

  1. (fol. 1) The title and scheme of 'Lydyats Apparate or Prooeme to his New forme of Calendar', with the author's petition to the King from prison, Feb. 20, 1628/9, dedication to the King, Sept. 16, 1626, and chapter 18 of the work, about the lectionary, all copied;
  2. (fol. 18bv) 'Chronicall Canons', Feb. 16, 1643/4;
  3. (fol. 24) 'A discourse touching the beginning of the Empire of Artaxerxes Longimanus', May 14, 1630;
  4. (fol. 30d) Extracts from Greek historians bearing on chronology, in Greek;
  5. (fol. 61b) 'Chronicon mundi emendatum, auctore Th. L.', partly from the second part of his Emendatio Temporum, cf. fols. 134-37;
  6. (fol. 100) 'Nouissimum exemplar periodi Octodesex-centenariæ transcriptum ... 1643, ex quo illud transmissum ad D.D.P.';
  7. (fol. 106) The title and scheme as in fol. 1 above, with the petition, dedication, and the whole work, slightly imperfect, including 'rude rustike rimes' on the months, weather, and signs of the zodiac (fols. 191i, 195, 196) and lists of fairs (fol. 200), all autograph.


  • Creation: written in about 1634-1646, chiefly by T. Lydyat


236 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


MS. Bodl. 662

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. 27562.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 /14 × 6 1/2 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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