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The manuscript of Spelman's work on Knight Service

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MS. e Mus. 79
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The manuscript of Spelman's work on Knight Service, published at London, 1641. 'Of feuds and tenures by knight service, their originall growth, propagation, condition, generally beyonde the seas, particularly here in England, written by Sir Henry Spelman, knight, in supportation of a passage touching them in his Glossarie. A.D. 1639' (p. xiii), a table of chapters (p. xvij): beg. 'In the great case of tenures uppon the Commission of defective titles' (p. 1).


  • Creation: Written in 1639 by sir H. Spelman in England


138 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 79, fols. 1-2]

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MS. e Mus. 79

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18273


The manuscript of Spelman's work on Knight Service

Biographical / Historical

Henry Spelman (1564-1641) was a historian and antiquary.

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. 3694

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (228)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by the Library in 1673 as no. 3693, MS. e Mus. 107 and MS. e Mus. 75.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, contemporary white parchment


11 7/10 × 8 in.

The manuscript of Spelman's work on Knight Service
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom