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Manuscripts of James P.R. Lyell


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Manuscripts, mainly medieval, collected by Lyell, arranged in the following categories:

  1. British Isles
  2. France
  3. Germany and Austria
  4. Italy
  5. Netherlands
  6. Portugal
  7. Spain
  8. Greek
  9. Hebrew
  10. Arabic
  11. Lyell empt.


  • Creation: 11th-20th cent.


169 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish; Castilian
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Hebrew
  • Arabic

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Ch. For. 112].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Ch. For. 112, 114-115; Lyell 1-100; Lyell empt. 1-65; Top. Oxon e. 772

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7669, 7670

Biographical / Historical

James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1948) was a collector of printed books and manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A.C. de la Mare, Catalogue ... of Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed ... by James P.R. Lyell (Oxford, 1971)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bequeathed to the Library by Lyell in 1948.

Related Materials

See also Papers of James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (MSS. Eng. c. 3203-12, d. 2412-5, e. 2776-80).

Manuscripts of James P.R. Lyell
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom