Manuscripts of Thomas Lydyat, including calendars, mathematical notes and treatises, chronological papers, and letters.
- 17th cent.
Language of Materials
English and Latin
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.
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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