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Autograph letters from benefactors to the Bodleian

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MS. Autogr. c. 7
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Autograph letters from benefactors to the Bodleian, 1679-1806:

  1. Fol. 1. Two from bp. Barlow, 1679-84
  2. Fol. 5. Autograph signatures of bp. Thomas Tanner, cut from the titles of books
  3. Fol. 13. From dr. R. Rawlinson to Peter Le Neve, 23 Mar. 1726/7
  4. Fol. 14. From Thomas Carte to Thomas Martin, 25 Feb. 1729/30, with a note stated to be in sir John Fenn's hand
  5. Fol. 17. Three from Browne Willis, 1731-50, with an etching of him in A.D. 1771
  6. Fol. 22. Two from Edmond Malone, 1798-1806, followed by some notes in his handwriting
  7. Fol. 31. From F. Douce, 5 Nov. 1802


  • Creation: Written in 1679-1806


33 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Autogr. c. 7, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Autogr. c. 7

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19006


Autograph letters from benefactors to the Bodleian

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Barlow (1607-1691) was bishop of Lincoln. Thomas Tanner (1674-1735) was bishop of St. Asaph and an antiquary. Sir Robert Rawlinson (1810-1898) was a civil engineer. Thomas Carte (1686-1754) was a historian. Browne Willis (1682-1760) was an antiquary and numismatist. Edmond Malone (1741-1812) was a scholar. Francis Douce (1757-1834) was an 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. VI, no. 31343

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired as follows:

  1. Barlow: the first bought at the Tho. Mapplebeck sale, June 1891, lot 10
  2. Rawlinson: bought at the Phillipps sale, July 1892
  3. Carte: bought at the Phillipps sale, July 1892
  4. Willis: two bought at the E. H. Lawrence sale May 1892, the third at the Phillipps sale July 1892
  5. Malone: the first bought at Sotheby's in Dec. 1890, the second at the Pocock sale July 1891, and the notes at the Phillipps sale, July 1892
  6. Douce: bought at the Phillipps sale, July 1892

Physical Facet

On paper


13 3/4 × 10 1/4 in.

Autograph letters from benefactors to the Bodleian
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom