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Christopher Wase's notebook

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MS. Add. B. 5
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Christopher Wase's notebook, in which he kept copies of 58 Latin letters written by him to Cambridge friends, 1646-55 (fol. 1), and 116 Latin poems by himself, 1642-56 (fol. 65v rev.). The former include:

  1. Thirteen or more to Henry Some, 1648-9 (fol. 7)
  2. The latter several on Henry vi founder of Eton and King's (fols. 62v, 61v, 56v, all rev.)
  3. 'Ad Johannem Evelynum Lucret I Jnterpretem', 1654 (fol. 39 rev.)
  4. Two to William Ughtred, 1656 (fols. 36v, 32v both rev.)


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1660 (?) by C. Wase


70 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. B. 5, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. B. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20218


Christopher Wase's notebook

Biographical / Historical

Christopher Wase (1625-1690) 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. 30212

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired not later than about 1865.

Physical Facet

On paper


5 × 3 in.

Christopher Wase's notebook
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