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Rubbings or drawings of old inscriptions and figures

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MS. Polyglot b. 1
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Rubbings or drawings of old inscriptions and figures, with some miscellaneous papers, made or collected, by the rev. Alfred Child, M.A., Exeter college, Oxford: consisting of:

  1. A Hebrew inscription of 1545
  2. Three Egyptian monuments
  3. Six Greek inscriptions, etc.
  4. Twenty-three Latin inscriptions or Roman figures, including the inscription on the triumphal arch at Tripoli (fol. 46), and various figures and drawings (fol. 46), partly from Philæ and Bona (1845)
  5. At fol. 67 follow a few formal papers, chiefly printed, relating to mr. Child's travels in Egypt, Palestine, etc., in 1844-5


  • Creation: Chiefly taken in 1844-1845


93 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Hebrew
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

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

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MS. Polyglot b. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19486


Rubbings or drawings of old inscriptions and figures

Biographical / Historical

Reverend Alfred Child (fl. 1844), M.A., Exeter college, Oxford.

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. 32881

Custodial History

Three letters from the rev. Cyril Charles Child about the gift (Aug.-Nov. 1901) are at fol. 4. See also MSS. Top. eccl. a. 4 (R)-5 (R).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the executors of the rev. A. Child in Sept. 1900.

Physical Facet

On paper


18 1/8 × 12 7/8 in.

Rubbings or drawings of old inscriptions and figures
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom