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Collections of Edward Burton

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MS. Eng. misc. b. 246
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Collections by Edward Burton, 18th century, mainly biographical and bibliographical notes and lists relating to English (and Irish) writers and history. Fols. 114-165 are blank. Includes:

  1. (fols. 34-48) a list of English counties, with entries of works about them
  2. (fols. 68v-70) ‘Of the translations of scripture into English’
  3. (fols. 84-92) ‘General collections of English historians’
  4. (fols. 99-104) ‘Of physick & physicians in England’


  • Creation: 18th century


165 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. b. 246, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. misc. b. 246

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21266


Collections of Edward Burton

Biographical / Historical

Edward Burton (1794-1836) was a Church of England clergyman and theologian. He was appointed regius professor of divinity at Oxford in 1829. For further details see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

Possibly owned by Austin Cooper (1759-1830); inscribed ‘Mss. No 6’ and ‘No 75’ (pastedown); Thomas Thorpe, supplement to catalogue of manuscripts (1836), 104; Phillipps MS.8841; Sotheby’s, 19 June 1893, lot 70, and 6 June 1898, lot 686.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Phillips, Son & Neale, 7 February 1980, lot 100.

Physical Facet

Vellum wrappers, spine showing marks left by three small labels.

Collections of Edward Burton
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom