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A printed copy of Robert Knox's Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon (Lond., 1681)

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MS. Rawl. Q. c. 15

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A printed copy of Robert Knox's Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon (Lond., 1681):
  1. Before and after it is a MS. autobiography by the author and in his autograph, composed in 1696, with continuations (from p. 59) to 1711
  2. In this the writer describes his life, as well before his captivity as after it, when he was employed in the service of the East India Company
  3. Then follow an account of 'how I lived and passed the time of my captivity whilest on Zelon' (p. 80), an account of the coconut tree (p. 96), and religious meditations (p. no)

Dates

  • 1681

Extent

1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Rawl. Q. c. 15, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Rawl. Q. c. 15

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19737

Abstract

A printed copy of Robert Knox's Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon (Lond., 1681)

Biographical / Historical

Robert Knox (1640-1720) was a writer on Ceylon.

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. 36254

Custodial History

As 'my booke of Ceylone with manuscripts of my owne life' the volume was bequeathed by the author, who died 1720, to his nephew Knox Ward, Clarencieux King of Arms (d. 1741), and came to the Bodleian Library by the bequest of bp. Richard Rawlinson in 1756. It has been edited (with the printed text) by mr. Jas. Ryan (Glasgow, 1912).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Referenced as a MS. April 27, 1912.
Title
A printed copy of Robert Knox's Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon (Lond., 1681)
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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