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Miscellaneous 'Scraps' in English

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MS. Eng. misc. b. 4
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Miscellaneous 'Scraps' in English, among which are:

  1. Fol. 1. A leaf and fragment of a ledger of weekly wages to labourers, 16th cent.
  2. Fol. 2. 'The Life of Dr. Peter Heylyn by mr. George Vernon, Rector of Bourton on the Water ... May 26, 1707', a short account
  3. Fol. 14. Dr. J. Swinton's notes of expenses during a foreign tour in France and Italy with mr. John L'Anglois in 1732
  4. Fol. 16. A letter from Thomas James to his cousin -- Wood, rector of Niton, I. W., Jan. 18, 1757, partly about a great hurricane at Penrith
  5. Fol. 21. A short diary of one of sir Robert Murray Keith's protégés, perhaps -- Drummond, 1765-77
  6. Fol. 37. A copy of a letter from a London gentleman to his pupil the rev. T. Feilde, rector of Kingston parish in Gloucester county, Virginia, Sept. 19, 1771, about natural history
  7. Fol. 49. A copy of a seditious handbill distributed at Birmingham July 13, 1791
  8. Fol. 50. Two narratives by female slaves at Barbados, written down there by John Ford, 1799
  9. Fol. 52. Notes of the Shelley family, from St. Giles's Registers at Reading, 1622-1707, made by mr. George Parker on June 21, 1893, and presented by him probably in that year
  10. Fol. 57. A 19th cent. copy of the Will of James Burnace of Bralenmuir, June 14, 1740; 'bought by the Bodleian 20. 3. 1894, as part of no. 128 of cat. 90 of W: Brown of Edinburgh'
  11. Fol. 60. Two letters, one from the rev. Edwin H. Dodgson, 1884, both about Tristan da Cunha, presented by E. S. Dodgson on March 7, 1899 (see his letter of that date at fol. 59)

Additions (fols. 84-163) Guard-book of papers, 16th-20th cent., including:

  1. Fols. 99-107. accounts of the Chief Usher of the court of the receipt of the Exchequer, 12 Feb.-3 July 1639
  2. Fols. 119-63. lecture on Henry Vaughan by C. H. Wilkinson, n.d.


  1. Among other papers a biography of Abraham Wright (d. 1717) has been inserted at fol. 73.
  2. Fols. 81-3 a corrected proof of the preface to the Oxford New English Dictionary, 1888, by sir James Murray, given as no. 36876.


  • Creation: Written in the 16th-19th century


64 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. b. 4, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. misc. b. 4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20378


Miscellaneous 'Scraps' in English

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. 30488

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Referenced in 1896, and added to since.

Additions: Acquired, 1919-60.

Physical Facet

On paper


15 1/2 × 10 1/4 in.

Miscellaneous 'Scraps' in English
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Repository Details

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