Skip to main content

Rawlinson D: Miscellaneous, 11th-18th century


  • How to

This collection, at first known as 'Rawl. Misc.', cannot be described briefly, but contains many foreign and many Nonjurors' papers, as well as the greater part of the Rawlinson manuscripts found in 1861 in cupboards and under a staircase. The manuscripts include:

  1. Copies of the Travels of Sir John Mandeville, 15th century
  2. 'An essay concerning humane understanding; in four books', by John Locke, 1692
  3. Four volumes of transcripts of papers relating to Swedish affairs, 18th century
  4. Six volumes of collections relating to French affairs from 1694 to 1702, written in the form of a consecutive chronicle; containing extracts of news from journals, and copies of political verses, satires, etc., and of political pamphlets
  5. Flemish treaties, 1607-9
  6. Italian historical tracts, 17th century
  7. Three volumes containing the proceedings of the Synods of the French Protestant Church in the 16th and 17th centuries, and one volume of tracts and letters relating to the French Protestants
  8. Exchequer accounts, 17th century
  9. Eleven volumes of the pay-books of James Nedam, surveyor of all the King's manors within the realm of England, for the years 1532-1543
  10. Four volumes of miscellaneous papers of Denis Granville, or Grenville, Dean of Durham, 17th-18th century
  11. Diary of Richard Roach, BD, of St. John's College, Oxford, 21 December 1706-8 June 1730 (6 volumes)
  12. Diaries kept by Dr Rawlinson during his travels, especially in Italy, in the years 1720-6, in company with his brother Constantine in the earlier part. Originally in ten volumes, but of these v and vi are missing, containing the year 1723
  13. Papers of John Fitzwilliams, 17th century
  14. Warrants against swearers, 17th-18th century

The manuscripts are mainly English, Latin and French, but also include some other European languages. The shelfmarks of this section are: .


  • Creation: 11th-18th century

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • French

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Rawl. D. 1-4*, D. 6-8, D. 10-112, D. 114-22, D. 124-40, D. 142-79, D. 181-91, D. 195-220, D. 223, D. 225-42, D. 244-52, D. 254-9, D. 262, D. 264-6, D. 268-73, D. 275-9, D. 281-8, D. 290-314, D. 320, D. 327, D. 329-31, D. 333-47, D. 349, D. 351-7, D. 359-65, D. 368-9, D. 371-3, D. 376, D. 379-83, D. 385-95, D. 403-44, D. 446-653, D. 655-82, D. 684-96, D. 698-730, D. 733-96, D. 799, D. 801-36, D. 838-890, D. 892-938, D. 940-2, D. 945, D. 947-69, D. 972-8, D. 980-1001, D. 1003-16, D. 1018-19, D. 1022-8, D. 1030-7, D. 1039-58, D. 1060-70, D. 1073-109, D. 1111-43, D. 1145-63, D. 1167, D. 1178-87, D. 1189-221, D. 1224-266, D. 1269-89, D. 1291-374, D. 1376, D. 1378-417, D. 1419-81, D. 1483-6, D. 1488-1511

Other Finding Aids

Full descriptions, are in William D. Macray, >Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae partis quintae fasciculus tertius, viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, I.C.D., codicum classis quartae partem priorem (libros sc. miscellaneos octagentos et sexaginta) complectens (Oxford, 1893), and Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae partis quintae fasciculus quartus, viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, I.C.D., codicum classis quartae partem alteram (libros sc. miscellaneos sexcentos et quinquaginta sex) complectens (Oxford, 1898) for MS. Rawl. D.

Brief one-line descriptions, with shelfmarks and short titles, are in 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, nos. 12820-14234.


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom