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Parts of four [London] port books

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MS. Lat. hist. b. 4
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Parts of four [London] port books:

  1. (fols. 1-3) general coastal book indicating ports of destination and origin and cargoes, 19 July-26 Aug. 1566;
  2. (fols. 4-15) general customs inwards book listing ships, with cargoes and ports of origin, 9 July-27 Sept. 1572;
  3. (fols. 16-33) import subsidy book listing foreign ships with ports of origin, masters, owners, cargoes, values and subsidies charged, 24 Nov.-11 March [late 16th century];
  4. (fol. 34) subsidy book listing native importers, 7-9 April [late 16th century].

Several earlier foliations, including one by Sir Thomas Phillipps, indicate losses before and after his ownership of the manuscript.


  • Creation: 16th century


34 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Lat. hist. b. 4, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Lat. hist. b. 4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16746


Parts of four [London] port books, 16th century.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Custodial History

Phillipps MS. 11033

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 24 June 1935, lot 122.

Parts of four [London] port books
EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom