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'Letters from Oxford; from 1790 to 1794'

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MS. Top. Oxon e. 41
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'Letters from Oxford; from 1790 to 1794', in verse: nine letters, and 'Eclogues' nos. 3 and 4 (p. 299): probably composed and copied by John Skinner of Trinity college. They give a picture of undergraduate life at Oxford in some detail.


  • Creation: Written in or soon after A.D. 1794


370 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon e. 41, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Oxon e. 41

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20124


'Letters from Oxford; from 1790 to 1794'

Biographical / Historical

John Skinner of Trinity college (fl. 1794).

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. 30109

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Owned by mr. John Cole of Cambridge, and then by his son-in-law, mr. Frank Kinder of Catfield, who sold the volume to the Library on March 7, 1889), for £1 1s.: see his two letters of March-April, 1889, at p. vii.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 1/8 × 4 5/8 in.

'Letters from Oxford; from 1790 to 1794'
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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