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Old English and other linguistic papers of Humphrey Wanley

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MS. Eng. bibl. c. 3
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Old English and other linguistic papers of Humphrey Wanley (whose name occurs on p. 11), consisting of:

  1. P. 3. the Lord's Prayer in forty-nine languages, including such as Biscan (Basque), Coptic, Sardinian, and New England, perhaps compiled by dr. T. Marshall
  2. P. 13. Collections of alphabets, ancient and modern
  3. P. 41. Specimens of Old English, followed by the supposed Latin epitaph of King Arthur found at Glastonbury
  4. P. 51. 'Quatuor D. N. Jesu Christi Evangeliorum versio perantiqua Anglo-saxonica. Quam ex codicibus MSS. collatis emendatius recudi curavit Thomas Mareschallus, Anglus', but St. John's Gospel is not here


  • Creation: Written in the first quarter of the 18th century by H. Wanley


198 pages

Language of Materials

  • English, Middle (1100-1500)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. bibl. c. 3, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. bibl. c. 3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19527


Old English and other linguistic papers of Humphrey Wanley

Biographical / Historical

Humphrey Wanley (1672-1726) was a librarian, paleographer and scholar of Old English.

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. 33184

Custodial History

Probably acquired by sir Thomas Phillipps in 1868: no. 21876 in his library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Lot 23 in the Phillipps sale of Apr.-May, 1903, when it was bought by the Bodleian.

Physical Facet

On paper, bound in red calf with Sir T. Phillipps' crest, 'Bretterton ligavit, [May] 1848', at Middlehill


13 1/2 × 9 in.

Old English and other linguistic papers of Humphrey Wanley
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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