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Letter from Edward Lhuyd (or Lhwyd) to John Ray of Black Notley, Essex, dated Oxford

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MS. Eng. c. 7284, fol. 61

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Discusses an unusual fire lasting for months on the sea coasts of Caernarvonshire. Anthony Wood has annotated the letter to say that he has not published Lhuyd's "divers letters" to Ray about the fire because there is an account of Mr Lhuyd's in Phil. Transact. nrs 208, 213, "but this l[ette]r having some of Mr Lhuyd's thoughts about it, not there published, I thought it convenient to entertain the reader with it".

Dates

  • 27 May 1694

Extent

1.0 leaf

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7284, fol. 61].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 7284, fol. 61

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6100

Overview

Letter from Edward Lhuyd (or Lhwyd) to John Ray of Black Notley, Essex, dated Oxford, 27 May 1694

Biographical / Historical

Edward Lhuyd [Lhwyd; formerly Lloyd] (1659/60?–1709), was a naturalist and philologist, and Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum 1691-1709. John Ray (1627–1705), was a naturalist and theologian. For further details on both men see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Bonhams Sale 28 March 2006, lot 187.

Related Materials

There are letters from Ray to Lhuyd in MS. Ashmole 1817a and in MS. Eng. hist. c. 11. Letters from both men can be found in the Aubrey Manuscripts (see MSS. Aubrey 1-13, 16-17, 19-21, 23-6, 31) and Lister Manuscripts (see MSS. Lister 1-32, 32*, 33-40) collections.
Title
Letter from Edward Lhuyd (or Lhwyd) to John Ray of Black Notley, Essex, dated Oxford, 27 May 1694
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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