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'Archæologia Cornu = Britannica'

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MS. Cornish c. 1
Held at the Weston Library

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'Archæologia Cornu = Britannica':

  1. P. 1. 'Mr Gwavas's & Mr Th. Tonkin's Translation of Mr Lhuy'ds Preface to his Cornish Grammar', in English
  2. P. 9. 'Several Letters written By Mr Edw. Lhuyd', to H. Usticke, 1700-8 (twelve, on Cornish subjects, including a Cornish poem on the death of William 3rd): with some notes
  3. P. 25. 'Tit. II. Mount Calvary, or a poem on the Passion & Resurrection of ... Jesus Christ ... in Cornish, with an English prose translation: at p. 74 is an account of the poem
  4. P. 82. 'Tit. III. The Creation of the World, a [miracle] play ... written in Cornish by Mr Wm Jordan', in four acts, with an English prose translation

(pp. 135-end are blank)

The whole may have been written by H. Usticke, whose name is on pp. i, v.


  • Creation: Written in the first half of the 18th century


370 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Cornish
  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. Cornish c. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19106


'Archæologia Cornu = Britannica'

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 31504

Custodial History

Owned by 'E. Marshall' in the 18th cent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Bodleian from B. Quaritch (Rough List 137, no. 449), in Nov. 1893.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 × 8 1/4 in.

'Archæologia Cornu = Britannica'
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