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Volume containing miscellaneous material

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 311
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Volume containing:

  1. (fols. 4-21) copies of letters patent, agreements and minutes of meetings of the patentees for the growth of cochineal and medicinal drugs in the American plantations, 1722-8, in the hand of Daniel Campbell, secretary to the patentees
  2. (fols. 162v-75v rev.) a few entries of Anglo-Saxon words, with translations, by John Farrent, pastor of the Baptist Church, Southwark
  3. (fols. 22, 112-103a rev.) drafts of letters and an essay on theological subjects by Farrent, 1826-8
  4. (fols. 60a-101) miscellaneous papers of Farrent, including copies of 18th-cent. verse, recipes, and notes on books, pasted into the volume by W. H. Black, with (fols. 2-3) a list of contents by Black.

(fols. 22-48 are blank)


  • Creation: c. 18th-19th century


136 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 311, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 311

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8146



Biographical / Historical

Daniel Campbell (1671/2-1753) was an English merchant and politician. William Henry Black (1808-1872) was an English antiquary.

Custodial History

Owned by John Farrent; owned by W. H. Black, 1833; Sotheby's, 28 July 1873 (Black sale), possibly part of lot 866.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Lowe Bros., cat. 1185 (1954), 214.

Physical Facet

18th-cent. vellum binding, remains of ties

EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom