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Chronological papers by T. Lydyat, written in about 1610-1640, chiefly by T. Lydyat

MS. Bodl. 880
Held at the Weston Library

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Chronological papers by T. Lydyat:

  1. (fol. 22c) '1 Treatise. Chronical Canons, or Rules of Chronologie', a universal chronology, with annotations. The treatise is dated Jan. 7, 1626/7 (fol. 43), the postscript Nov. 4, 1631 (fol. 45v), and the 'imprimatur' of John Harris, Jan. 15, 1626/7 (fol. 23);
  2. (fols. 1, 91) '2 Treatise. A treatise tending to show ... how the monarchic of the Persians from Cyrus ... continued, about two hundred years ...';
  3. (fols. 14b, 78) '... The Diuine Sphære of humane euentes ...' about Artaxerxes Longimanus, exactly as art. c in MS. Bodl. 662, dated Sept. 12, 1631: the original Latin is at fol. 85, with a detailed 'imprimatur' of Nov. 22, 1634, by Will. Haywood, Domestic Chaplain to the archbp. of Canterbury;
  4. (fols. 101, 105) A criticism on the chronology of the Nicene Council, with Lydyat's reply, etc.;
  5. (fol. 112) extracts from works by Hugh Broughton.


  • Creation: written in about 1610-1640, chiefly by T. Lydyat


135 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Bodl. 880

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. 27566.

Custodial History

Forty or fifty leaves have been removed at the beginning of the volume, perhaps containing a copy of fol. 22c above.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/4 × 6 3/8 in.

Repository Details

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