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A commonplace book on Scandinavian history

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MS. Add. C. 254
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A commonplace book on Scandinavian history, according to subjects, with an alphabetical index, made by a Swede or Dane. At p. i are added some English notes for a comparison of the eloquence of Pitt and Fox.


  • Creation: Written in the first half of the 18th century


442 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 254, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. C. 254

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20154


A commonplace book on Scandinavian history

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 28530

Custodial History

Owned by 'G[rim Jónsson] Thorkelin' (d. 1829). This was bought in 1846 as 'Antiquitates Septentrionales: sc. adversaria illustr. viri Thorkelin', but it may be doubted whether the writing be not too early to be Thorkelin's.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Referenced in 1884.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 3/8 × 8 7/8 in.

A commonplace book on Scandinavian history
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom