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'Basque Miscellanea'

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MS. Basque e. 5
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'Basque Miscellanea':

  1. Fol. 3. Letter from -- Labrouquere of Dax, June 29, 1895, in Basque
  2. Fol. 6. Letter from Jean Héguiaphal of Clemcen, June 22, 1895, in Basque
  3. Fol. 8. A Basque poem of 18 four-line stanzas, beg. 'Bi berseten hountzera nuzu abiatcen'
  4. Fol. 12. A translation into Castilian of the 'Afterwords' of mr. Dodgson's edition of Capanaga, 1893, made by fray José de Aguirre

Additions have been made to this volume of 'Basque Miscellanea', consisting of fifteen Basque postcards to mr. E. S. Dodgson, 1891-9, with a few Basque letters and one in English from mr. Dodgson, Feb. 26, 1899 (fol. 34). These now fill fols. 17-40, and fols. 41-52 are one leaf.


  • Creation: Written in 1893 (?)-1895


58 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Basque

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Basque e. 5, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Basque e. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19378


'Basque Miscellanea'

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. 32384

Custodial History

All these bear notes by E. S. Dodgson, esq., who presented the first three to the Library in July, 1897, and the fourth on May 25, 1898. Fols. 1-2, 17-56 are blank.

The additions were presented by Mr. Dodgson in Feb., March and May, 1899.

Three letters from Françoise Sommeillant, Mar. 20, Nov. 29, and Dec. 10, 1898, in Basque, were presented by mr. E. S. Dodgson on June 7 and Nov. 18, 1901, and are now fols. 41-42e of MS. Basque e. 5.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1897.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/8 × 5 7/8 in.

'Basque Miscellanea'
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