Seven volumes consisting of a collection of original papers relating to ecclesiastical and civil affairs in Great Britain and Ireland from 1585 to 1724, chiefly owned by, and many written to, Archbishop Gilbert Sheldon in about 1660-1677.
- 16th-18th century
Language of Materials
English and Latin
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. C. 302].
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MSS. Add. C. 302-303, 304a-b, 305-307
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13315
Biographical / Historical
Gilbert Sheldon (1598-1677) was Archbishop of Canterbury. 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. 28181-87.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Library bought the volumes from Sir John English Dolben of Finedon in Northamptonshire for £40 5s in 1824. His great uncle was Archbishop John Dolben (d 1686), who married a niece of Archbishop Sheldon.
- Sheldon Papers
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description