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'Swinton's MSS', being collections and notes by the rev. John Swinton

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 49
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'Swinton's MSS', being collections and notes by the rev. John Swinton, of Wadham College, Oxford, F.R.S. (d. 1777), arranged as follows:

  1. Fol. 4. Proofs of plates, etc., for articles in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vols. 49-63, 1756-73
  2. Fol. 67. Notes and proofs for various of the writer's works, including De priscis Romanorum literis (1746) and Inscriptiones Citieae (1750)
  3. Fol. 94. Miscellaneous notes on linguistic studies; many of them refer to Inscriptiones Citieae
  4. Miscellaneous papers, viz. papers relating to Wadham College and the parish of St. Peter le Bailey, Oxford (fol. 136); contributions to the Student, Oxon., 1751 (fol. 174); miscellaneous correspondence, sermons, and notes (fol. 180)


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1728-1773 by John Swinton


266 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 49

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19689


'Swinton's MSS', being collections and notes by the rev. John Swinton

Biographical / Historical

Reverend John Swinton (1703-1777) was a historian and an antiquary.

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. 35370

Custodial History

Formerly owned by 'Geor. Scott Esqr., Woolston Hall.' A letter from the donor (at fol. 2) states that the MSS. 'were found at Netherton near Honiton in Devonshire, on the death of Lady Edmond Prideaux. They ... came to her from a Dr. Scott.'

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented on March 22, 1911, by John D. Enys esq., of Enys, Cornwall.

Related Materials

No. 30347, a similar volume made up of Swinton's papers which were probably purchased for the Bodleian at the Gough sale in 1810, also came (in 1781) from the library of George Scott.


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'Swinton's MSS', being collections and notes by the rev. John Swinton
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