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Writings of Sir Richard Cocks

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MS. Eng. misc. b. 433, fols. 30-35
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  1. (fol. 30) the conclusion of an attack on the idea of succession in the Church of England.
  2. (fols. 30-31) a translation of Jacob Spon's answer to Fran├žois d'Aix De La Chaize (another copy, with comments, is MS. Eng. hist. b. 209, fols. 44-46)
  3. (fols. 32-33) 'The rule to examine and try the veracity and excellency of our religion', c.1722.
  4. (fols. 34-35) a discourse on the duties of bishops, early 1720s.


  • Creation: c.1720-1726


6 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Eng. misc. b. 433, fols. 30-35

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15858


Writings of Sir Richard Cocks, c.1720-1726.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Cocks (c.1659-1726), parliamentary diarist and religious controversialist. For more information see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Richard Gilbertson, 1980.

Related Materials

See MS. Facs. b. 18, fols. 119-130, for photocopies made in 1964, which show the texts before the loss of several words from the corners of some leaves.

For further papers of Sir Richard Cocks, see M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39651-39652.

Writings of Sir Richard Cocks, c.1720-1726
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Weston Library
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