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Original papers by or addressed to Dionysia Fitzherbert

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MS. e Mus. 169
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Original papers by or addressed to Dionysia Fitzherbert:

  1. Fol. vi. description and interpretation of a celestial phenomenon seen at Amesbury, co. Wilts., October 1615
  2. Fol. viii. epistle to the Church of England on the subject of virginity, A.D. 1635, fair copy
  3. Fol. x. author's draft
  4. Fol. xiv. letter from dr. Edw. Chetwynd, dean of Bristol (d. 1639), to miss Fitzherbert, torn in places, a copy is in no. 1970 at fol. 1
  5. Fol. 1. twelve original papers by miss Fitzherbert of which copies are in no. 1970
  6. At fol. v is a letter from the same to John Rouse, Bodley's Librarian, presenting the MS. to the Library, May 6, 1641
  7. Rouse has furnished a table of contents at fol. 1


  • Creation: Written in 1608-1641 chiefly by D. Fitzherbert


38 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 169, fols. 1-2]

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MS. e Mus. 169

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18283


Original papers by or addressed to Dionysia Fitzherbert

Biographical / Historical

Dionysia Fitzherbert (fl. 1608) was a writer.

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. 3711

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (245)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Dionys Fitzherbert her booke': presented by her as above, together with a drawing of the phenomenon described at fol. vi: this last is recorded as kept, about 1680, 'in the closet in the gallery'.

Physical Facet

On paper, in contemporary binding of limp parchment stamped 'DF'

Original papers by or addressed to Dionysia Fitzherbert
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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