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Early 17th-century Miscellanea from the Library of Sir Henry Spelman


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Four volumes of early 17th-century miscellanea, from the library of Sir Henry Spelman, including:
  1. Papers relating to English religious houses
  2. Papers relating to English monastic houses
  3. Miscellanea including extracts from early French monastic cartularies and transcripts from Cheshire deeds
  4. Transcripts of miscellaneous historical pieces of the 16th and 17th century, many concerning Spain, Roman Catholicism, and the defence of the Netherlands


  • Early 17th cent.


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Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. c. 241].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 241-242, c. 272; Dugdale 51

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13333, 13336

Biographical / Historical

Sir Henry Spelman (? 1564-1641) was a historian 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. I, nos. 39867-70.

The volumes are described in detail among the Gurney manuscripts in Historical Manuscripts Commission 27: 12th report (1891) app., part ix, 145-147, 153, 155-156.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were bought by the Library in 1936 and 1943.
Early 17th-century Miscellanea from the Library of Sir Henry Spelman
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom