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A treatise of Natural Philosophy by Henry Howard

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MS. Bodl. 616
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A treatise of Natural Philosophy by Henry Howard. The preface is addressed to his sister 'Lady Kathe: Barkley', and is dated from Trinity hall, Cambridge, Aug. 6, 1569. The treatise is copied out by a clerk, with the exception of the subscription and signature appended to the preface, which are the author's autograph. The text begins, 'What is Nature? Nature is of Aristotle in diuerse places diuersely taken.'


  • Creation: Written in 1569 at Cambridge


70 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 616, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 616

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18436


A treatise of Natural Philosophy by Henry Howard, written in 1569 at Cambridge.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Howard, earl of Northampton (1540–1614)was a courtier, administrator, and 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. V, no. 27685.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Majj 2do 1735. Bibl. Bodleian. D.D. Thos Waine.' On fol. ii (an inserted leaf) is a request from the donor that 'Mr Nichs Holland of Merton College' may be allowed to peruse the MS.

Physical Facet

On paper; the binding is red leather elaborately stamped with gilt ornament, contemporary; in a green baize cover


8 3/8 × 6 in.

A treatise of Natural Philosophy by Henry Howard
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Weston Library
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