Transcripts, extracts and notes relating to the university and city of Oxford, made by and for Brian Twyne, with some notes by Anthony Wood and William Smith.
- 16th-17th cent.
Language of Materials
English and Latin
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Twyne 1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Twyne 1-7, 9-25, Twyne-Langbaine 1-6
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13412
Biographical / Historical
Brian Twyne (?1579-1644) was an 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. 55453-82.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The manuscripts were bequeathed by Twyne to the University Archives and transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1921 and 1930.
The volumes are described in detail by Andrew Clark, The life and times of Anthony Wood, iv (Oxford Historical Society, 30, 1895), 204-18.
- Twyne Manuscripts
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description