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Meerman Manuscripts


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Manuscripts of Jan Meerman, consisting of Greek and Latin manuscripts.


  • 11th-17th cent.


59 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

Ancient Greek and Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Auct. T. 1.1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Auct. T. 1.1-22, 2.1-17

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13223

Biographical / Historical

Jan Meerman, only son of Geraard Meerman, the author of the Origines Typographicae (1765), was born at the Hague, 1 November 1753, and educated at Göttingen and Leiden. On his father's death in 1771 he seems to have inherited a large library and sufficient means to enable him to follow out his literary tastes, but political ambition prevented him from producing any great work. He died on 15 December 1815.

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. IV, nos. 20579-20637.

Henry O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens (Oxford, 1853; reprinted with corrections, 1969).

For a more detailed description of the medieval manuscripts in this collection see Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were purchased at the Hague in 1824.
Meerman Manuscripts
Emily Tarrant
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom