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Manuscript historical notes

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MS. Top. Oxon c. 200
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Manuscript historical notes (in part extracts from printed Government returns) and many printed pamphlets and flysheets relating to places in Oxfordshire, more particularly to Eynsham, collected by the rev. Thomas Symonds, vicar of that place, and arranged without method: at fols. 92, 101 are short lives of bishops of Oxford: Latin verses on 'Lusitana liberata' and 'mare naufragum' occur at fols. 79, 80.


  • Creation: Written chiefly by the rev. T. Symonds about 1830


171 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon c. 200, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Oxon c. 200

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19778


Manuscript historical notes

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Symonds (1773-1845) was an antiquary and vicar of Eynsham.

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. 36707

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by J. Skelton to the rev. Thos. Symonds, vicar of Eynsham, from whose kinsman, mr. Frederick C. Wellstood, they were purchased for the Library, Feb. 18, 1914.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 3/4 × 8 1/2 in.

Manuscript historical notes
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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