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St. Amand's Adversaria


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Manuscripts of James St. Amand. The greater part of the collection consists of notes on classical authors (including Theocritus), letters from foreign scholars and papers connected with the Netherlands.


  • 15th-18th cent.


67 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

Greek, Ancient Greek, English, and Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. St. Amand 1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. St. Amand 1-35, 36a-c, 37-53, 57-60, 63-70

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13338

Biographical / Historical

James St. Amand (Jacobus Sanctamandus or Sanctus Amandus) was born in London, 7 April 1687. He matriculated at Oxford as from Hart Hall, 17 March 1703, but on 5 September 1704 entered, as a Gentleman Commoner, at Lincoln College. He left Oxford without taking a degree, and travelled in Italy both at this time, before he was twenty years old, and on subsequent occasions. He died in London on 5 September 1754. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

Full descriptions, in Latin, are in Henry O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens (Oxford, 1853; reprinted with corrections, 1969).

Brief one-line descriptions, with shelfmarks and short titles, are in 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. III, 10725-10786.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

St. Amand bequeathed his manuscripts and printed books to the Library in 1754.


The Theocritean collections were used by Thomas Warton for his edition of Theocritus, Oxford 1770.
St. Amand's Adversaria
Emily Tarrant
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom