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Draft by George Ballard of the preface to his transcript of the Old English version of Orosius, 'History of the world from the creation to A.D. 416'

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MS. Eng. misc. e. 232

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Draft by George Ballard of the preface to his transcript of the Old English version of Orosius, 'History of the world from the creation to A.D. 416.' The transcript, dated 1751, with a preface 'shewing the use and advantages of Anglo-Saxon literature' is no. 64 in A catalogue of the manuscripts in the library of the Society of Antiquaries of London (London, 1816).

Dates

  • 1751

Extent

46 pages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. e. 232, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. misc. e. 232

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17639

Overview

Draft by George Ballard of the preface to his transcript of the Old English version of Orosius, 'History of the world from the creation to A.D. 416'

Biographical / Historical

George Ballard (1705-1755) was an antiquary.

Custodial History

Owned by Brian Hill of Weston Cottage, 19th century.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Francis Norman, cat. 11 (1939), 29.

Physical Facet

Calf, gilt
Title
Draft by George Ballard of the preface to his transcript of the Old English version of Orosius, 'History of the world from the creation to A.D. 416'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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