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Lydyat Manuscripts


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Manuscripts of Thomas Lydyat, including calendars, mathematical notes and treatises, chronological papers, and letters.


  • 17th cent.


13 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Auct. F. 2.21; Bodl. 313].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Auct. F. 2.21; Bodl. 313, 658, 661-664, 666-671

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13196

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Lydyat (d. 1646), of New College, Oxford, was chronographer to Henry Prince of Wales.

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. V, nos. 27557-72.

Custodial History

When Lydyat died in 1646 his manuscripts passed to Dr. John Lamphire, who died in 1688.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dr. William Coward, whose mother was a sister of Dr. Lamphire, presented the manuscripts to the Bodleian in 1695.
Lydyat Manuscripts
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom