Miscellaneous collections by Wilkins, including papers relating to ecclesiastical history of Great Britain.
- 17th-18th cent.
Language of Materials
Latin and English
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. A. 179].
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MSS. Add. A. 179-184, C. 64
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13473
Biographical / Historical
David Wilkins, properly Wilke, (1685-1745) a Prussian, was Archdeacon of Suffolk, a classical scholar and an antiquary. He was editor of the Concilia Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae, a synodo Verolamiensi, A.D. 446 ad Londinensem, A.D. 1717. Accedunt, constitutiones et alia ad historiam Ecclesiae Anglicanae spectantia (London 1737). 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. 28413-19.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The manuscripts were bought from Thomas Rodd for £8 10s in 1836.
- Wilkins Papers
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description