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'Collections relating to [Oxford] University Degrees made by the late John Anstis Esqr....'

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 48

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'Collections relating to [Oxford] University Degrees made by the late John Anstis Esqr., being his Original Manuscript, purchased at the Auction of his Books etc., December 15th, 1768, by Doctor Ducarel.'

The object of the work is explained by a note at fol. 5: 'The occasion of this incoherent Rhapsody of Collections was in that the Chancellorship of the Diocese of Durham being void, and the Right Reverend Dr. Chandler Bishop thereof designing to promote one of his sons thereto, who had not any Academical Degree, being then some Officer in the Custome House of London, in Order thereto, his son was created a Master of Arts by Dr. Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury, who himself had not only been educated in the University of Oxford, but for a long time Professor of Divinity therein, which he held with the Bishoprick of Oxford.'

Dates

  • Written about A.D. 1730-1745 by John Anstis (d. 1745)

Extent

137 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 48, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. misc. c. 48

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19688

Overview

'Collections relating to [Oxford] University Degrees made by the late John Anstis Esqr....'

Biographical / Historical

John Anstis (1699-1744) was a herald, antiquary and an MP.

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. 35369

Custodial History

No. 627 in dr. Ducarel's library, and no. 1464 in the Ducarel sale catalogue, 1786: bought by sir Thomas Phillipps in 1836 from Thomas Thorpe's 1836 catalogue, art. 37, and no. 8819 in his library. Sold at the Phillipps sale, March 1895 (Sotheby's catal., lot. 1118), and purchased by mr. Walter Arthur Copinger, whose bookplate it contains.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought for the Bodleian, January 12, 1911, from Tregaskis (catal. 698, art. 702).

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 5/8 × 7 3/4 in.
Title
'Collections relating to [Oxford] University Degrees made by the late John Anstis Esqr....'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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