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'Private prayers' chiefly written during the Civil War

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MS. Add. B. 58
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'Private prayers' chiefly written during the Civil War by a married lady, apparently copied by 'E. Eyre' (fol. 1v) soon after. At fol. 135v rev. is 'The following Prayers, were the Lady Pakingtons, found, after her death' in 1679; after which come several devotional pieces, in a different hand from the former prayers.

It is quite possible that E. Eyre was Dorothy lady Pakington's daughter, and that all the prayers are by her mother. Another daughter of lady Pakington married a mr. Godfrey, and on fol. i is scribbled 'Dorothy Godfrey.'


  • Creation: written in the second half of the 17th century


140 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. B. 58, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. B. 58

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18842


'Private prayers' chiefly written during the Civil War by a married lady.

Biographical / Historical

Dorothy Pakington [née Coventry], Lady Pakington (bap. 1623-1679).

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. 29178.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from H. T. Wake, bookseller (catal. 31, art. 17), on Feb. 2r, 1880, for 12s. 6d.

Physical Facet

On paper


5 1/8 × 3 1/8 in.

'Private prayers' chiefly written during the Civil War
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom