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Miscellaneous papers of archbp. Ussher, etc.

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MS. Add. C. 301
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Miscellaneous papers of archbp. Ussher, etc.:

  1. Fol. 1. 'De Petri primatu', in Ussher's hand
  2. Fol. 15. 'Epistola S: Columbani Abbatis ... super Questione Paschæ', a transcript corrected in Ussher's hand
  3. Fol. 23. Additions and corrections for proofs of Spelman's Concilia (1639) chiefly in Ussher's hand, with an English letter from the latter (with seal) of Nov. 6, 1638, which perhaps accompanied the notes. They were probably too late to be used, for sir H. Spelman endorses the letter 'I receyved this from my Lo. of Armagh 20 Decemb. 1638, 4.'
  4. Fol. 52, cf. 71, 87-94a. 'Jacobi Usserii Armachani De varijs Asiæ acceptionibus, Disquisitio Geographica et Historica ...', on the uses of the term Asia, a transcript with corrections in Ussher's hand: incomplete
  5. Fol. 68. 'De Mariano Scoto testimonia', followed by an account of Dionysius Areopagita (fol. 73), st. Ignatius of Antioch (fol. 82), and Clemens Romanus (fol. 86): all transcripts of 1646, corrected by Ussher, and given by 'Dr Stradling' to archbp. Sancroft (fol. 73), who made some additions
  6. Fol. 94b. A letter from Ralphe Skynner to Ussher, 1625, copied by archbp. Sancroft
  7. Fol. 95. 'Dr Usher's Refutation of mr. John Harrison his Opinion That the World should end A.D.1630. Written a. 1615', copied by Sancroft: followed by a similar copy of a note of Ussher 'De Epistola ad Laodicenses' (fol. 98)


  • Creation: Written in the first half of the 17th century chiefly by archbp. Ussher


105 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 301, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. C. 301

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20280


Miscellaneous papers of archbp. Ussher, etc.

Biographical / Historical

James Ussher (1581-1656) was Archbishop of Armagh, a biblical scholar and a historian.

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. 30283

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This volume stood in the Rawlinson collection till Feb. 1889, and may well have been a Sancroft-Rawlinson volume.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 7/8 × 8 3/8 in.

Miscellaneous papers of archbp. Ussher, etc.
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Weston Library
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