Manuscripts of Gilbert Burnet, including:
- Copies of 'The History of my own Time', by Burnet
- Parts of Burnet's 'History of the Reformation'
- Letters and papers, written by or relating to Burnet and his works
- 17th-18th cent.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. D. 15].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Add. D. 15-24
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12843
Biographical / Historical
Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715) was Bishop of Salisbury and a historian. 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. 28386-95.
The manuscripts passed from Burnet into the possession of his third son, Sir Thomas Burnet (1694-1753), and afterwards were owned by a family descended from the Bishop.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The manuscripts were purchased from Mr Laycock for 200 guineas in 1835.
- Burnet Manuscripts
- Emily Tarrant
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