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Account by Robert Bargrave, younger son of Dr. Isaac Bargrave, Dean of Canterbury, of his travels (in company with Mr. James Modyford, a Levant merchant, to whom he was articled) in the years 1646–1656, 17th century

MS. Rawl. C. 799

  • Request

Interspersed in the volume are the following poems by the writer:

  1. (fol. 14) To Sir T. Bendysh, on the death of his son Thomas.
  2. (fol. 22b) On the proposed marriage of James Modyford with Abigail, daughter of Sir T. Bendysh, together with the figures and music of several dances composed by the writer, and one tune described as Scotch.
  3. (fol. 28b) On the breaking-off of the same proposed match.
  4. (fol. 38b) Song on release from imprisonment, with music.
  5. (fol. 44b) At an entertainment given at Smyrna to Sir T. Bendysh.
  6. (fol. 141) To his "dear consort in England," sent from Spain.


  • Creation: 17th century


193 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. C. 799

Custodial History

Olim liber Elizabetliæ Bargrave; postea, inter codices Joh. Murray, 633, cujus auctione emptus fuit, una cum cod. C. 63, pretio 6s. 3d.

Physical Facet

On paper, in quarto


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom