Skip to main content

The original manuscript of Sir John Spelman's life of king Alfred the Great

 Single Item
MS. e Mus. 75

  • How to
    request
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).

Dates

  • Written before 1643 by sir John Spelman, perhaps at Oxford

Extent

68 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 75, fols. 1-2]
Please see our help page for further guidance on citing archives and manuscripts.

Shelfmark:

MS. e Mus. 75

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18275

Overview

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

Custodial History

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.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 3/5 × 8 in.
Title
The original manuscript of Sir John Spelman's life of king Alfred the Great
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom