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A Formulary book

 Single Item
MS. Bodl. Rolls 14
Held at the Weston Library

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A Formulary book, with examples of calligraphic writing in Russian, containing, among alphabets, words and phrases, the full titles of the Tsar Ivan iv Vaselievich, the Terrible (d. 1584). Owing to this it used to be believed that the roll contained the autograph of Io. Basilides, i. e. Ivan.


  • Creation: Written in the second half of the 16th century


1 Roll

Language of Materials

  • Russian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. Rolls 14, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. Rolls 14

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18086


A Formulary book

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 2966

Custodial History

Manuscript 327 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by sir Jerome Horsey in 1604.

Physical Facet

Made of 12 pieces of paper and one (modern) of parchment


A roll 16 ft. 5 in. long by 6 3/4-7 in. wide, in a cloth box 2 1/8 in. square x 8 5/8 in.

A Formulary book
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom