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Autobiography of John Lewis, rector of Eastbridge, Kent

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 273

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Autobiography of John Lewis, rector of Eastbridge, Kent, 1738, with later additions; annotated by Joseph Ames and F. W. Cock.

Dates

  • 1738

Extent

64 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 273, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. misc. c. 273

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17320

Overview

Autobiography of John Lewis, rector of Eastbridge, Kent

Biographical / Historical

John Lewis (1675-1747) was an English Church of England clergyman and antiquary.

Custodial History

Note, crossed out, by John Lewis (fol. viiiv) 'This [MS.] to be delivered to ... [William] Newton Minister of Wingham if he be there after my decease'; owned by Joseph Ames, 1752; owned by Richard Heber; R. H. Evans, 10 Feb. 1836 (Bibliotheca Heberiana), lot 982; owned by Thomas Streatfeild (1777-1848); Sotheby's, 29 June 1905, lot 349; bookplate of F. W. Cock.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 8 May 1944 (Cock sale), lot 218.

Bibliography

  • A transcript of this manuscript, made in 1752, is BL, Add. MS. 28651.

Physical Facet

19th-cent. half calf
Title
Autobiography of John Lewis, rector of Eastbridge, Kent
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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