Correspondence and papers of John Selden, with some manuscripts owned by him, including:
- Correspondence, 1616-54
- Papers relating to political affairs, early English history, and legal affairs during Charles I's reign
- Lectures on Aristotle given at the Jesuit College, Rome, late 16th century
- Lectures on St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, and related questions, probably given at the Jesuit College, Rome, early 17th century
Language of Materials
English, Latin, Ancient Greek, and Hebrew
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Selden supra 108].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Selden supra 108-51
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 7565, 7567, 8865, 9320
Biographical / Historical
John Selden (1584-1654) was a jurist, MP and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 52546-91.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The majority of the manuscripts were bought from James Fairhurst in 1942 and 1947.
- Selden Manuscripts
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description