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Lonsdale Manuscripts


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Seven volumes of 'Greek Essays' compiled by Mary Lonsdale. The volumes are distinguished by exquisite calligraphy and great variety of coloured illustration.


  • Creation: 1838-1853


7 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Bodl. 1014].

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MSS. Bodl. 1014-1020

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13885

Biographical / Historical

Mary Lonsdale (fl 1838-1853) of Bath Easton near Bath.

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. 28518-24.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Two of the volumes were presented to the Library by Mary Lonsdale in 1844. The rest were presented to the Library at a later date.

Lonsdale Manuscripts
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom