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Certified copies of three Patent Rolls relating to the Philosopher's Stone

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MS. Add. C. 125
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Certified copies, made in March 1676/7, of three Patent Rolls relating to the Philosopher's Stone which was to transmute baser substances into gold and silver:

  1. Fol. 1. Patent Roll, March 9, 1446 (24 Hen. vi), pt. 2, membr. 14: to sir Edm. de Trafford and sir Thomas Assheton
  2. Fol. 4. Patent Roll, May 31, 1456 (34 Hen. vi), membr. 7: to John Fauceby, John Kirkeby, and John Rayny
  3. Fol. 18. Patent Roll, March 9, 1456/7 (35 Hen. vi), pt. 1, membr. 6: a commission to Thomas Hernei an Austin friar, Robert Glaselay a Cambridge Dominican, William Atclyf the queen's physician, Henry Sharpe master of St. Lawrence Pountenay college in London, and six others to examine into and report on the Philosopher's Stone

There are endorsements of each paper in a hand not unlike that of Peter Le Neve.


  • Creation: Made in March 1676/7


25 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 125, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. C. 125

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20255


Certified copies

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. 30258

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1890.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/4 × 10 3/4 in.

Certified copies of three Patent Rolls relating to the Philosopher's Stone
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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