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Historical Miscellanea

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MS. Eng. misc. f. 17
Held at the Weston Library

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Historical Miscellanea:

  1. 2nd half of 17th cent. (fol 1). 'An account of the Turkish religion', beg. 'Mahomet having attained to 40 years of age.'
  2. Early 18th cent. (fol. 19). A fragment of an index to a work on Excise, containing the part relating to Wool (pp. 273-end of the original work)
  3. 17th cent. (fol. 25). Theological notes, including sermons on 1 Tim. i. 15, Rom. iv. 25: stated in the Phillipps sale catalogue (see below) to be by Henry Fairfax (d. 1665)
  4. 18th cent. (fol. 69). Notes in French, Italian, Latin, and English, in two hands
  5. About A.D. 1700 (fol. 81). Criticisms on, and additions to, bp. William Nicolson's English Historical Library, pt. 2 (Lond. 1697, 8°), apparently by bp. Thomas Tanner, not complete: to which is added a list of some English historical works, printed and in manuscript, perhaps a supplement to Nicolson's work, but itself once fols. 249-52 in a larger volume


  • Creation: Made up of several MSS. written in the 17th and 18th centuries


90 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. f. 17, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. misc. f. 17

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19411


Historical 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. 32549

Custodial History

Part of Phillipps MS. 10322, and so part of 'MSS. Fairfax & Wilkins, from Leeds Castle, Kent', bought in 1831.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In the Phillipps sale, June 8, 1898, lot 425, when it was bought by the Bodleian.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 × 4 3/8 in.

Historical Miscellanea
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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