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Accounts and diary of sir John North etc.

 Single Item
MS. Add. C. 193
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. Fol. 2. Accounts and diary of sir John North (d. 1597) during a continental tour (France, the Low Countries, Germany, Italy), Sept. 6-Nov. 25 (?), 1575
  2. Fol. 16v. Household accounts of Lady North (née Dorothy Dale) in London, Sept. 7, 1588-Oct. 11, 1589. This begins on the verso of the leaf which ends art. 1
  3. Fol. 24. Accounts and diary of sir John North from his leaving Venice on his return to England, Sept. 24, 1577, till Dec. 23, 1579, in Italian. These entries are interesting, preserving many family details, such as the birthday of his father Roger second lord North on Nov. 26 (1530: fol. 47), a note of the queen's visit to Kirtling on Sept. 1-3, 1578 (fol. 40), etc.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1575-1589 in three hands


93 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 193, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. C. 193

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20268


Accounts and diary of sir John North etc.

Biographical / Historical

Sir John North (1551-1597) was a scholar and soldier.

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. 30269

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Referenced in 1883.

Physical Facet

On paper, imperfect


10 1/4 × 4 1/8 in.

Accounts and diary of sir John North etc.
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