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Willis Donation

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Ten manuscripts collected by Browne Willis, including material relating to British history.

Dates

  • 14th-18th cent.

Extent

10 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English, Latin, and French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Bodl. 10].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Bodl. 10, 69, 754, 840, 872, 891, 944, 976, 980; Willis 106

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13482

Biographical / Historical

Browne Willis, of Whaddon Hall, near Winslow in Buckinghamshire, was born in 1682, and educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 23 March 1700). He was a student of the Inner Temple, MP for Buckinghamshire 1705-8, and FSA 1718. He received from the University of Oxford the honorary degrees of MA in 1720 and DCL in 1749. He died on 5 February 1760. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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. 27652-61.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were presented to the Library by Browne Willis in 1720.

Related Materials

See also Willis Manuscripts, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Willis 1-105, 107-112).
Title
Willis Donation
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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