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A collection of copies of miscellaneous historical papers

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MS. Eng. hist. b. 134
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A collection of copies of miscellaneous historical papers, relating to English history to the 18th century. The chief articles are:

  1. Fol. 4. 'A Briefe State of Guernsey by the Right Honorable Christopher Lord Hatton, Present Governor of the said Island': beg. 'The Island of Guernsey was anciently part': composed by the 1st viscount Hatton in about 1675-80, a nearly contemporary copy.
  2. Fol. 13. 'The names of the Erles and nobylytye of England that haue enioyed theire ... dignytyes by discent from the Conqueror vnto this present daie ...' with notes of their marriages, in alphabetical order: written in about A.D. 1600, with a few additions: wanting all after Shrewsbury.
  3. Fol. 29. 'Processus factus contra Willelmum de Thorp', Sir W. de Thorp, chief justice of the King's Bench; copied from the Patent Rolls of 24 Ed. 3 (1350) late in the 16th cent.
  4. Fol. 54. A draft of an act directed against Popery, abt. 1705-10: other legal papers (judgements, pleas, etc.) occur at foll. 67, 74, 76, 87, etc.
  5. Fol. 116. Legal forms of deeds in English: written in the 16th century.
  6. Fol. 138. Privileges granted by Rich. i to the king of Scotland, while the latter was on English soil, Apr. 17, 1194, in Latin: early 17th cent.
  7. Fol. 140. The ceremony and feast at the enthronization of William Warham as archbp. of Canterbury, in March 1503/04. At end 'Finis exscriptum per me John Widoppe', 16th cent.
  8. Fol. 148. Cookery recipes, late 16th cent.


  • Creation: Made up of papers written in the 16th-18th century in England


160 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. b. 134, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. hist. b. 134

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19428


A collection of copies of miscellaneous historical papers

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. 32609

Custodial History

This volume was 'A. xi' in some library in the first half of the 18th century, when a list of contents was written on fol. 3.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Part of lot 325 in an autograph sale at Sotheby's on Nov. 10, 1899, when it was bought by the Bodleian.

Physical Facet

On paper


16 1/4 × 12 in.

A collection of copies of miscellaneous historical papers
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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