The original manuscript of Sir John Spelman's life of king Alfred the Great
MS. e Mus. 75
The original MS. of Sir John Spelman's life of king Alfred the Great hence printed by Thomas Hearne (Oxford, 1709), beginning 'If I had taken in hand' (fol. 4).
- Written before 1643 by sir John Spelman, perhaps at Oxford
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 75, fols. 1-2]
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MS. e Mus. 75
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 18275
The original manuscript of sir John Spelman's life of king Alfred the Great
Biographical / Historical
Sir John Spelman (1594-1643) was a royalist author.
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. 3696
Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (230)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired by the Library in 1673 as no. 3693, MS. e Mus. 79 and MS. e Mus. 107.
12 3/5 × 8 in.
- The original manuscript of Sir John Spelman's life of king Alfred the Great
- EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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