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Rawlinson F: Poetry, 13th-18th century


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Volumes of poetry, including:

  1. Two copies, not quite perfect, of the edition of Chaucer's Works printed in 1598, both interleaved with collations and notes, 1710-20
  2. A set of 18 English plays, chiefly comedies and farces, written in one hand, 1723-4
  3. Miscellaneous works of Robert Samber, chiefly narrative and dramatic, 1710-29
  4. Poems and pieces by John Williams, 1709-26

The manuscripts are mainly English, Latin and French, but also include some other European languages.


  • Creation: 13th-18th century

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • French

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Rawl. poet. 1-37, 39-63, 65-87, 89-144, 146-98, 200-42, 244-6

Other Finding Aids

Full descriptions 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. 14494-14736.


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom