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Some Observations on Mr Wise's Letter to Dr Mead concerning the White Horse in Berkshire

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MS. Top. Berks d. 3

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'Some Observations on Mr Wise's Letter to Dr Mead concerning the White Horse in Berkshire; in a letter to Browne Willis Esqr. By G. N. [altered to 'George North AB... mdccxl ': the full name is at p. 97 and the date May 5, 1740. At p. 131 is a copy of a letter from the same ('G.N.') to 'Mr Kettle', dated Aug. 1, 1740, on a ring found at Verulam.

These appear to be contemporary copies by the author, kept for his own use and corrected. The former was written before the attack on Wise was issued in 1741, but it is curious that, whereas the present work tries to show that Wise was mistaken, North's Answer to a Scandalous libel (1741) was a defence of Wise's work.

Dates

  • written in A.D. 1740

Extent

160 pages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Berks d. 3, pp. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Top. Berks d. 3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19894

Overview

Some Observations on Mr Wise's Letter to Dr Mead concerning the White Horse in Berkshire, written in A.D. 1740.

Biographical / Historical

George North (1707–1772) was a numismatist.

Francis Wise (1695–1767) was librarian and antiquary.

Browne Willis (1682–1760) was an antiquary.

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, no. 29461.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Charles Hindley (no. 174 in his catalogue) on July 3, 1884, for £1 1s. 6d.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

10 5/8 × 8 1/2 in.
Title
Some Observations on Mr Wise's Letter to Dr Mead concerning the White Horse in Berkshire
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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