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A notebook of mr. 'J[ohn] Price', Bodley's Librarian (d. 1813)

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MS. Add. A. 241
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A notebook of mr. 'J[ohn] Price', Bodley's Librarian (d. 1813), containing:

  1. Extracts from records relating to the foundation of Institutions etc. of the University of Oxford (pp. 1, 21, 166 rev.)
  2. Including extracts from the Chartulary of Eynsham (p. 3)
  3. There are some notes from or about Bodleian collections and books (p. 55)
  4. In the volume are also inserted some papers by dr. Bandinel, containing similar notes, 1821-2, and dates of the composition of some of the handlists of the printed books (pp. 59, 72)
  5. Pp. 75-149 are blank
  6. At p. 45 is a list of ten old deeds
  7. At p. 53 a Latin poem 'Upon a Bp. of Orkny', signed 'Adam Elder', beg. 'Quid tentem angusto.'


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1800-1830, partly by J. Price


168 pages

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 241, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. A. 241

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20211


A notebook of mr. 'J[ohn] Price', Bodley's Librarian (d. 1813)

Biographical / Historical

John Price (1734-1813) was Bodley's librarian and an antiquary.

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. 30201

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Referenced in 1883.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/4 × 6 5/8 in.

A notebook of mr. 'J[ohn] Price', Bodley's Librarian (d. 1813)
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom