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A combined diary and account book of a French refugee

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MS. Add. A. 56
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A combined diary and account book of a French refugee, perhaps a Huguenot, living at York, July 20, 1688-July 31, 1690. He was acquainted with the Fairfax family, and had relations in the city. Among the entries are:

  1. Feb. 14, 1688/9 'jour de rejouissance pour notre deliverance des papists'
  2. Apr. 25, 1689 'jour de ma naisance'
  3. Feb. 20, 1689/90 'Le matin au Chateau depuis 10. a 12. a cause de l'eleccion des Chevaliers du Province, my L: Fairfax et Sr Jo: Key [Kay], ou j'ay ete avec Sr Geo: Cook. Au temps de priere l'apresmidi au monastere, jay promenè avec my L: Fairfax -- le soir avec mes Onkle chez eux chez Guests et au Coffeehouse jusq' 10.'
  4. Fols. 16a-21a contain inserted prayers in English and Latin in the same hand
  5. The volume had been partly used, early in the 17th century, as a Latin Commonplace Book


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1688-1690 in England


42 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 56, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. A. 56

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20174


A combined diary and account book of a French refugee

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. 30160

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Probably acquired before 1860.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 5/8 Ă— 5 1/2 in.

A combined diary and account book of a French refugee
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom