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Twenty-five letters and papers relating to the Bodleian Library

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MS. Add. C. 78
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Twenty-five letters and papers relating to the Bodleian Library, the chief of which are:

  1. Fol. 2. Letter from Bishop John Fell to Bodley's Librarian about returning MS. Fell 3 to Salisbury, Nov. 10 (1679?)
  2. Fol. 5. Two Latin letters from Jac. Perizonius to Bodley's Librarian, June 14, 1701, and Oct. 10, 1702, cf. fols. 10v, 11v
  3. Fol. 12. Letter from Thomas Dean, Oct. 6, 1720
  4. Fol. 14. Letter from Peter Des Maizeaux, Aug. 29, 1720
  5. Fol. 15. Five letters and papers from Joseph Collyer, the Library's copyright agent in London, 1720-3
  6. Ffol. 21. Two letters from Humphrey Wanley, Oct. 20 and Nov. 21, 1721
  7. Fol. 22. Draft of a letter from the Librarian to David Humphreys, recalling some Grabe MSS., Nov. 9, 1726
  8. Fol. 26. Extract from John Locke's Will concerning books given by him to the Library (1695?)
  9. Fol. 30. Receipt by Dr Allestree for 'thirteen boxes of letters', i.e. Francis Junius's type presented to the university, April 28, 1679
  10. Fol. 31. Dimensions of the Library, about 1720

A full list and index of the contents is in the Library in manuscript.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1674-about 1730


36 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 78, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. C. 78

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20239


Twenty-five letters and papers relating to the Bodleian Library

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

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. V, no. 30248

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bound and referenced about 1867.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/8 × 9 1/4 in.


Twenty-five letters and papers relating to the Bodleian Library
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom