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Guard-book of miscellaneous papers

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MS. Eng. misc. b. 247
Held at the Weston Library

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Guard-book of miscellaneous papers, including:

  1. (fol. 9) copy by Robert Bridges, for the press, of poem beg. 'A song of my heart', printed in The Pelican Record [college magazine of Corpus Christi College, Oxford], 1 (Oxford, 1891-3), 2-3
  2. (fols. 118-39) extracts from medieval records, many relating to Lancashire, in several hands, possibly of heralds, 17th cent.
  3. (fol. 150) a petition of beneficed clergymen who had been besieged in Oxford, to the House of Commons, 1646, that they be allowed to compound for their livings or to go to London to obtain 'some fitting allowance', under the 11th and 20th articles of the terms of surrender of Oxford, with thirty-nine signatures
  4. (fol. 151) contemporary copy of the petition, with copies of fifty- five names, c.1646
  5. (fols. 161-71) draft translation into French of the preface to James Rennell's Memoir of a map of Hindoostan or the Mogul's empire (1783)
  6. (fols. 178-9) memorandum by John Wallis on the disposal of Thomas Barlow's books, 1675, endorsed by 'W. S.', 1703.


  • Creation: 16th-20th century


179 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. b. 247, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. misc. b. 247

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17244


Guard-book of miscellaneous papers

Biographical / Historical

Robert Bridges (1844-1930) was an English poet. John Wallis (1616-1703) was an English mathematician and cryptographer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired, 1955-75.

Guard-book of miscellaneous papers
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom