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The history of the life and death of John Witcliff, S.T.P . . ., with an account of his writings and opinions, collected from original MSS. and records

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MS. Rawl. C. 979

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"The history of the life and death of John Witcliff, S.T.P . . ., with an account of his writings and opinions, collected from original MSS. and records. By John Lewis, A.M., Minister of Mercgate, and Master of East-Bridge Hospital near Canterbury." The author's last and unpublished revision of the Life of Wickliffe, originally printed in 1720, containing much additional matter, and being in great part entirely re-written.

Prefixed are:
  1. Dedication to the University of Oxford, in which Lewis describes himself as having been a "battellor" of Exeter College in 1694;
  2. Preface vindicating Wickliffe from the charge of favouring the tenets of the Anabaptists.
At the end is added an analysis of Wickliffe's Trialogus.

The first page of the volume is marked with the date, "March 9, 1741."

This volume was not one of Rawlinson's MSS., but has been placed amongst them because so large a proportion of Lewis's volumes are to be found there.

Dates

  • written by J. Lewis in A.D. 1741

Extent

164 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Rawl. C. 979, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Rawl. C. 979

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18577

Abstract

'The history of the life and death of John Witcliff, S.T.P . . ., with an account of his writings and opinions, collected from original MSS. and records,' written by J. Lewis in A.D. 1741.

Biographical / Historical

John Lewis (1675–1747) was a Church of England clergyman 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. V, no. 28396.

Custodial History

The volume was bought at Lewis's sale in 1749, by Joseph Ames for 38.; appeared in his sale Catalogue in 1760, No. 684; was bought at the sale of Mark Cephas Tutet's library (No. 380) in 1786 by - Collins for 16s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Bodleian Library in the year 1835 for £4 14s 6d.

Physical Facet

On paper
Title
The history of the life and death of John Witcliff, S.T.P . . ., with an account of his writings and opinions, collected from original MSS. and records
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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