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'The Original of the [law] termes, by sir Henry Spelman, knight, A.D. 1614'

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MS. e Mus. 107

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'The Original of the [law] termes, by sir Henry Spelman, knight, A.D. 1614' (fol. iv), preceded by 'The occasion of this discourse. About 42 yeares sithenne' (fol. 1). Text beg. 'As our lawe bookes have nothing to my knowledg' (fol. 3).

The Society of Antiquaries, for whom this MS. was prepared in 1614, was suppressed before it was read, so that it was not published till 1684. At fol. 31 has been inserted a transcript of a 13th-cent. writ, made by Dugdale in 1633.

Dates

  • Written in 1614 by sir Henry Spelman in England

Extent

57 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 107, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. e Mus. 107

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18274

Overview

'The Original of the [law] termes, by sir Henry Spelman, knight, A.D. 1614'

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. 3695

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (229)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by the Library in 1673 as no. 3693, MS. e Mus. 107 and MS. e Mus. 79.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

11 × 6 4/5 in.
Title
'The Original of the [law] termes, by sir Henry Spelman, knight, A.D. 1614'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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