Manuscripts of Joseph Bosworth including:
- Copies and translations of Anglo-Saxon charters compiled by Benjamin Thorpe (1782-1870), 1866-1870
- Letters relating to Benjamin Thorpe's manuscripts, 1871-1872
- Collations and transcripts of manuscripts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle by Benjamin Thorpe, 1860-1865
- Drafts of the Anglo-Saxon and modern English dictionary published by Bosworth in 1838
- Creation: 1835-1878
Language of Materials
- English, Old (ca.450-1100)
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. A. 229].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Add. A. 229-237, A. 374-378, C. 293-295
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12807
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Bosworth (1789-1876) was an Anglo-Saxon scholar and lexicographer. He was Rawlinson Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford. 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. 29091-107.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The manuscripts were given to the Library by Bosworth's executors in 1876, apart from MS. Add. A. 236, which came in 1878.
- Bosworth Manuscripts
- Emily Tarrant
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