Antiquarian collections of Laurence Nowell
Antiquarian collections of Laurence Nowell, comprising copies by him of:
- (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;
- (fols. 55-58, 67-70) lists of witnesses to Anglo-Saxon charters;
- (fols. 59v-65) extracts 'Ex. Chron. Wigorn'.
- Creation: 16th century
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. gen. e. 62, fols. 1-2]
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.
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, no. 54236.
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.
Vellum binding, inscribed '17' on upper cover
- Antiquarian collections of Laurence Nowell
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