Manuscripts collected by Jones, including various chronicles and documents relating to British history. The manuscripts are mainly in Latin with some English, Greek and Scots.
- 12th-17th cent.
Language of Materials
Latin, English, Greek, and Scots
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Jones 1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Jones 1-27, 27*, 28-60
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13058
Biographical / Historical
The Rev. Henry Jones matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1668, and was Rector of Sunningwell in Berkshire until 1700, when he resigned his position, being a Nonjuror, but he qualified again for the position of Rector in 1706. He died in c. October 1707. He was a nephew of Bishop John Fell (d 1686), and to him as co-heir came many of the bishop's manuscripts.
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. III, nos. 8908-8968.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection seems to have arrived at the Bodleian in about January 1708.
- Jones Manuscripts
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description