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'Elegantiores Conciones, Orationes, Epistolæ, vna cum alijs notatu dignioribus exercitijs, Ex proprio nec non alieno pulchrius transcribuntur

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MS. Lat. misc. c. 19

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'Elegantiores Conciones, Orationes, Epistolæ, vna cum alijs notatu dignioribus exercitijs, Ex proprio nec non alieno pulchrius transcribuntur: 1653: Henr: Wilkinson:' a commonplace book of dr. Henry Wilkinson, principal of Magdalen hall 1648-62 (d. 1690), in which he has entered 101 letters from himself, 25 to himself, and about 50 speeches and documents of public interest, chiefly relating to the University and generally in Latin.

The contents appear to be of about 1615-85, the writing, which is not always Wilkinson's, of 1653-85. Among them a few may be mentioned, but a full list is prefixed at p. i:
  1. Pp. 17, 62, 69, 251. Latin letters to Ludovicus Molinaeus, 1653-64, with two from the latter (pp. 36, 67), 1653-4
  2. P. 202. A Latin letter of the University to Richard Cromwell on his acceptance of the Chancellorship, Jan. 17, 1657
  3. Pp. 87, 88, 116. Three sets of verses (two in English) on the death of mrs. Elizabeth Wilkinson, 1654
  4. P. 403. Varieties in Latin and English, such as proverbs, witty sayings, epigrams, etc.

Dates

  • Written in A.D. 1653-1685 chiefly by H. Wilkinson

Extent

432 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Lat. misc. c. 19, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. misc. c. 19

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19534

Abstract

'Elegantiores Conciones, Orationes, Epistolæ, vna cum alijs notatu dignioribus exercitijs, Ex proprio nec non alieno pulchrius transcribuntur

Biographical / Historical

Henry Wilkinson (1616-1690) was principal of Magdalen Hall, 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. 33197

Custodial History

Owned by Dawson Turner in 1842, according to dr. Bliss: in the Turner sale, June 9, 1859, lot 528.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Bodleian on July 28, 1903, at Sotheby's book auction as 'from a College Library'.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 1/8 × 8 3/8 in.
Title
'Elegantiores Conciones, Orationes, Epistolæ, vna cum alijs notatu dignioribus exercitijs, Ex proprio nec non alieno pulchrius transcribuntur
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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