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North Manuscripts


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Miscellaneous manuscripts owned by North. The manuscripts include English, Latin and Norman French (Anglo-Norman).


  • Creation: 13th-16th cent.


5 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • French, Old (842-ca.1400)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. A. 105].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Add. A. 105-107; Top. Lincs. d. 1; Top. Suffolk d. 15

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13962

Biographical / Historical

John Sidney North (d. 1894) was a colonel.

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. 29002-6.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bought from J. Sidney North in 1871 for £160.

Related Materials

See also North Family Papers (MSS. North a. 1-17, b. 1-29, b. 31-79, c. 1-86, d. 1-71, e. 1-45, f. 1-8, f. 10-17, g. 1-4; North music c. 1, d. 1-17; North adds. b. 1, c. 1-11, e. 1-2) and Additional Papers of the North Family (MSS. North adds. a. 1, b. 2-9, c. 12-16, e. 6-7).

North Manuscripts
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom