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A diary and notebook of dr. Thomas Smith

 Single Item
MS. Smith 141
Held at the Weston Library

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A diary and notebook of dr. Thomas Smith, fellow of Magdalen college, Oxford, 1668-1708, containing notes of conversations, journeys abroad and incidents of all kinds, generally contemporary.

Among them are 'An impartiall relation of the election of a President of S. Mary Magdalen College Oxon in April 1687, and the following Visitation' (fol. 14), printed (from a transcript) in the State Trials: also 'Collonel Robert Phelipps's account of the King's escape after the fatall battle of Worcester [1651], so farre as hee was concerned, transcribed from his original by me T. S.' (fol. 67, an inserted piece).

The contents are not in a straightforward order, and (fols. 68-111) are blank.


  • Creation: written about A.D. 1685-1708 by T. Smith


139 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Smith 141, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Smith 141

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20294


A diary and notebook of dr. Thomas Smith, written about A.D. 1685-1708 by T. Smith.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Smith (1638–1710) was a scholar.

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. 29820.

Custodial History

Owned by dr. Smith's son John in 1746, see note on fol. 1.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library from mr. H. Evans (two letters from whom, Apr. 1888, are at fol. 2) on Apr. 16, 1888, for £7 7s.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 × 6 5/8 in.

A diary and notebook of dr. Thomas Smith
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom