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First sketch by dr. Edmund Calamy

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MS. Eng. hist. d. 90
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First sketch by dr. Edmund Calamy, the biographer of nonconformist ejected ministers, of:

  1. Fol. 9. his Historical Additions to the Life of Mr. Richard Baxter
  2. Fols. 32, 48. portions of his Historical Account of my own Life

The former section consists of notes, chronologically arranged, on nonconformist tracts and leading events in the history of nonconformity, A.D. 1689-1710, the latter covers the years 1712-7 and 1727 and is in part an original diary.

They are preceded (fol. 4) by some miscellaneous historical notes, all in Calamy's autograph except some obits of centenarians in 1792 added in a contemporary hand on fol. 6. There are notes by Calamy on the Apocalypse at fol. 32, and the concluding pages have been ruled by him for use as a biblical concordance.

(fols. 51-230 are blank)


  • Creation: Written about 1713-1727 by dr. E. Calamy


255 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. Eng. hist. d. 90

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19727


First sketch by dr. Edmund Calamy

Biographical / Historical

Edmund Calamy (1671-1732) was a nonconformist biographer.

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. 36192

Custodial History

Contains the ex libris of Walter Wilson, the nonconformist biographer, whose library was sold by auction in July, 1847. Afterwards MS. 20656 in sir Thos. Phillipps' collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Bernard Halliday, Leicester bookseller (catal. 35, art. 67), July 19, 1913.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 × 7 3/4 in.

First sketch by dr. Edmund Calamy
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom