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A Key to the King's Cabinet

 Single Item
MS. Add. C. 212
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'A Key to the Kinges Cabinett or Certayne Animadversions vppon the Three printed speeches of Mr [John] Lisle, Mr [Zouch] Tate, and Mr Browne, spoken ... in London . 3°. Jul. 1645° ... '. This is by dr. Thomas Browne, and is the copy used for printing the treatise at Oxford in 1645.


  • Creation: written in 1645 by T. Browne


32 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 212, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. C. 212

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18867


'A Key to the King's Cabinet', written in 1645 by T. Browne.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Browne (bap. 1604-1673) was a Church of England clergyman.

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. 29186.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in the roof of a house in the High St., Oxford, in about 1880, and bought shortly after.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 7/8 × 9 1/4 in.

A Key to the King's Cabinet
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom