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A fine copy of (John Coker's) Survey of Dorset (printed in 1732)

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MS. Top. Dorset c. 1
Held at the Weston Library

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A fine copy of (John Coker's) Survey of Dorset (printed in 1732), but with omissions of some quoted passages and arms. Some pedigrees are added (e.g. foll. 40v, 42v, 47), perhaps about A.D. 1650, and there are later corrections, additions, and index. The original is written on alternate versos with the opposite recto.


  • Creation: Written chiefly about the middle of the 17th century in several hands


122 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Dorset c. 1, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Dorset c. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20471


A fine copy of (John Coker's) Survey of Dorset (printed in 1732)

Biographical / Historical

John Coker (fl. 1732).

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. 30701

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Jno Price', 'J. Price Jes. Coll. Ox.' Bodley's Librarian (d. 1813) who owned the book in 1796, and who has also written 'I desire this MS. may be placed with Mr. Gough's Books when brought to the Bodleian Library, J. P.', so the volume may have come about 1813.

Physical Facet

On parchment


13 1/2 × 10 in.

A fine copy of (John Coker's) Survey of Dorset (printed in 1732)
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