A diary and notebook of dr. Thomas Smith
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 , 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
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Smith 141, fols. 1-2]
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.
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.
8 × 6 5/8 in.
- University of Oxford | Magdalen College (Organisation)
- Smith | Thomas | 1638-1710 | Nonjuror Historian and Librarian (Person)
- A diary and notebook of dr. Thomas Smith
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