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Antiquarian collections of Laurence Nowell

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MS. Top. gen. e. 62
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Antiquarian collections of Laurence Nowell, comprising copies by him of:

  1. (fols. 7-54) 'The peregrination of doctor Board', lists made by Andrew Boorde on travels through England of market towns, castles, havens and other topographical features; printed from this manuscript in Thomas Hearne, Benedicti abbatis Petroburgensis ... (Oxford, 1735), ii, 764-804;
  2. (fols. 55-58, 67-70) lists of witnesses to Anglo-Saxon charters;
  3. (fols. 59v-65) extracts 'Ex. Chron. Wigorn'.


  • Creation: 16th century


75 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. Top. gen. e. 62

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11170


Antiquarian collections of Laurence Nowell, 16th century.

Biographical / Historical

Laurence Nowell (1530–c. 1570) was an antiquary and dean of Lichfield.

Custodial History

Signature of William Lambarde in Anglo-Saxon letters (fol. 7); owned by Thomas Lambarde of Sevenoaks, Kent, 1726; bought by Sir William Osler at Hodgson's, 4 March 1915, lot 540; Bibliotheca Osleriana 7525.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by him to the Library, received 1928.

Physical Facet

Vellum binding, inscribed '17' on upper cover

Antiquarian collections of Laurence Nowell
EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom