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Copies of letters by or to bp. Gilbert Burnet

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MS. Eng. th. c. 23
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Copies of letters by or to bp. Gilbert Burnet, 1686-1712:

  1. Fol. 2. Eleven letters from him to prof. P. van Limborch, 1687-1712, in Latin: copied from the originals in the Remonstrants' College at Amsterdam by T. Scherpenhuysen in 1904
  2. Fol. 21. Five letters from him to prof. J. Le Clerc, in French, English, and Latin, 1686-7: copied as art. 1
  3. Fol. 30. Five letters to him from Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, with part of a sixth, 1697-1701, in French: type-written in 1904 from the originals at Hanover, and corrected


  • Creation: Chiefly written in A.D. 1904 at Amsterdam and Hanover


58 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. th. c. 23, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. th. c. 23

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19593


Copies of letters by or to bp. Gilbert Burnet

Biographical / Historical

Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715) was Bishop of Salisbury and a historian.

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. 33650

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by miss H. C. Foxcroft, Dec. 14, 1906: letters from her of June 3 and 10 and Dec. 12 are at fol. iii.

Physical Facet

On paper


14 1/4 × 10 in.

Copies of letters by or to bp. Gilbert Burnet
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom