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A subject-index to theological works in the Bodleian Library

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MS. e Mus. 38
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A subject-index to theological works in the Bodleian Library, in Latin: under each subject is given a list of authorities, with the page and (usually) the Bodleian shelf-mark. Additional entries, giving library accessions of about 1635-41, occur in a later hand.

There can be little doubt that this is the work of Bodley's first librarian, dr. Thomas James (although not in his autograph), and that it is to be identified with the 'Lexicon theologicum, in quo quid ab aliquo auctore scriptum sit in genere theologico digestum continebitur ordine alphabetico, adscriptis paginarum numeris et adnotatis editionibus', announced by him in 1604 for publication (see his Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae publicae, 1605, p. 180) as a supplement to his Catalogus Expositorum S. Scripturae.


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1607


784 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 38, fols. 1-2]

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MS. e Mus. 38

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18226


A subject-index to theological works in the Bodleian Library

Biographical / Historical

Thomas James (1573-1629) was Bodley's librarian and sub-dean of Wells.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3633

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (167)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

See above. This MS. may rank as an accession of about 1607, although not handlisted until 1658-60.

Physical Facet

On paper, in double columns


12 7/8 × 9 in.

A subject-index to theological works in the Bodleian Library
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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