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Copies of 'Folio MSS. relating mostly to the Revolution 1688...'

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MS. Add. c. 180
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Copies of 'Folio MSS. relating mostly to the Revolution 1688, now in the hands of Mr. [Thomas] Wagstaffe. April 23, 1713', seventy-one documents in all. Specimen items are:

  1. (p. 1) 'Reasons against leaving the Prince of Wales out of the Prayers';
  2. (pp. 7, 17, etc. etc.) papers about the Oath;
  3. copies of letters etc. by dr. William Sherlock, 1690 (pp. 81, 181, 198), dr. Henry Dodwell, 1691, etc. (eight, pp. 99, 129, 134, etc.), and others;
  4. (p. 481) a copy of the dying confession of dr. John Lake, deprived bp. of Chichester, Aug. 27, 1689.

A full list of contents is at pp. iii and (in Henry Gandy's hand) vii, cf. 478v rev.

The volume deals chiefly with ecclesiastical and political questions interesting to Nonjurors.

475 pages paginated to '487'.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1700


475 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. c. 180, pp. 1-2]

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MS. Add. c. 180

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18878


Copies of 'Folio MSS. relating mostly to the Revolution 1688...', written in about A.D. 1700.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Wagstaffe the elder (1645–1712) was a bishop of the nonjuring Church of England.

William Sherlock (1639/40–1707) was a Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist.

Henry Dodwell (1641–1711) was a scholar and theologian.

John Lake (bap.1624-1689) was bishop of Chichester.

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. 29208.

Custodial History

The volume was apparently written for the use of Thomas Wagstaffe the elder, and at his death in 1712 no doubt passed to his second son Thomas.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from W. Butt, esg., of Axmouth on Nov. 10, 1881, with nine other pieces for £10.

Physical Facet

On paper


11 7/8 × 8 in.

Copies of 'Folio MSS. relating mostly to the Revolution 1688...'
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