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Rawlinson K: Hearne & Smith - English History, 11th-18th century

 Series
Hearne's manuscripts, including:
  1. 'Remarks and Collections', by Thomas Hearne, including a diary of events at Oxford and literary notes and extracts of all kinds, 1705-35
  2. Notebooks of Thomas Hearne, 1700-35
  3. 'Variae Lectt. & Annott. in Livium...', 6 vols., by Hearne, printed in his edition of Livy, Oxford 1708 (6 vols.)
  4. Gronovius's printed edition of Livy (Amstel. 1679) interleaved and with numerous notes by Hearne, bound in six volumes
  5. A copy of the 1692 (Leyden) edition of Cicero's Works, edited by Gronovius, interleaved and bound in nine volumes, with collations and notes by Thomas Hearne
  6. Letters to Thomas Hearne, 1703-35
  7. Letters, chiefly in English, almost all to Dr Thomas Smith, 1661-1709
The manuscripts are mainly English, Latin, Greek and French, but include some other languages. The shelfmarks of this section are: .

Dates

  • 11th-18th century

Language of Materials

English, Latin, Greek and French

Full range of shelfmarks:

4o Rawl. 145, 201-2, 204, 335, 582; 8o Rawl. 57, 135, 196, 280, 401, 426, 451, 470, 510, 570, 578, 582, 584-5, 588, 595, 621, 629, 645, 662, 681, 1047, 1052, 1079; MSS. Hearne's diaries 1-192; Rawl. A. 366, A. 371, A. 374, A. 407, A. 415, A. 419, A. 427-8, A. 439, A. 442, A. 446; Rawl. B. 149, B. 159, B. 168, B. 176, B. 180-5, B. 190, B. 197-8, B. 201, B. 203-6, B. 213, B. 221, B. 225, B. 237, B. 246-7, B. 254, B. 258-9, B. 263-4, B. 272, B. 276, B. 330, B. 399, B. 399*, B. 414, B. 433, B. 445, B. 457B, B. 458, B. 471; Rawl. C. 22, C. 67, C. 146, C. 163, C. 186, C. 228, C. 234, C. 259, C. 276-7, C. 292, C. 314, C. 331, C. 339, C. 434, C. 462, C. 466, C. 472, C. 506, C. 538, C. 557, C. 649, C. 655, C. 668A, C. 738, C. 758, C. 772, C. 781, C. 849-51, C. 863-4, C. 876, C. 919, C. 930; Rawl. D. 5, D. 9, D. 113, D. 123, D. 141, D. 180, D. 192-4, D. 221, D. 224, D. 243, D. 253, D. 260-1, D. 263, D. 267, D. 274, D. 280, D. 289, D. 315-19, D. 321-6, D. 328, D. 332, D. 348, D. 350, D. 358, D. 366, D. 370, D. 374-5, D. 377-8, D. 384, D. 396-401, D. 445, D. 654, D. 683, D. 697, D. 731-2, D. 797-8, D. 800, D. 837, D. 891, D. 893, D. 939, D. 943, D. 946, D. 970-1, D. 979, D. 1002, D. 1017, D. 1020-1, D. 1029, D. 1059, D. 1071-2, D. 1110, D. 1144, D. 1164-6, D. 1168-77, D. 1188, D. 1222-3, D. 1267-8, D. 1290, D. 1373, D. 1377; Rawl. G. 8-9, G. 27, G. 31, G. 67, G. 84-5, G. 96, G. 99, G. 109, G. 139, G. 165, G. 172, G. 178-82; Rawl. I. 8; Rawl. letters. 1-27, 39, 65, 86, 110; Rawl. liturg. e. 43; Rawl. N. 1-2; Rawl. poet. 38, 64, 88, 145, 148, 199; Rawl. Q. c. 1-3, d. 1-14, e. 2-12, e. 14-20, f. 1, g. 1; Rawl. statutes 19, 36, 45; Smith 1-86, 88-125, 127-34, 136, 138-140, 142-3

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), an indefatigable Oxford antiquary and publisher, the son of the parish Clerk of White Waltham in Berkshire, was adopted by Francis Cherry and sent by him in 1695 to St. Edmund Hall at Oxford (BA 1699, MA 1703). In 1701 he became Janitor or Assistant in the Bodleian, and in 1712 under-keeper. In Janurary 1716, after disputes with the Librarian, he resigned his office, refusing as a Nonjuror to take the Oath then exacted from all who bore public office. His publications of English historical works extended from 1703 until the year of his death (10 June 1735). His diary (1705-35) and correspondence with literary men are of considerable importance. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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. 15124-15754.

Custodial History

Dr Thomas Smith, of Magdalen, well known for his works on the Eastern Church, left his manuscripts at his death (11 May 1710) to Hearne, on condition that sixteen should go the the Bodleian at Hearne's death.

Hearne left all his manuscripts (including the remaining Smith volumes) to William Bedford, and from Bedford's widow Rawlinson purchased them, probably in 1748, for £105.

Bibliography

  • C.E. Doble (ed.), Remarks and collections of Thomas Hearne, Oxford Historical Society ; Vols. 2, 7, 13, 34, 42-43, 48, 50, 65, 67, 72 (Oxford: Printed for the Oxford Historical Society at the Clarendon Press, 1885-1921).

Repository Details

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