Manuscripts collected by Jones, including various chronicles and documents relating to British history. The manuscripts are mainly in Latin with some English, Greek and Scots.
- Creation: 12th-17th century
6.71 Linear metres (61 boxes)
Language of Materials
- Greek, Modern (1453-)
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Jones 1].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Jones 1-27, 27*, 28-60
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13058
Biographical / Historical
The Rev. Henry Jones matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1668, and was Rector of Sunningwell in Berkshire until 1700, when he resigned his position, being a Nonjuror, but he qualified again for the position of Rector in 1706. He died in c. October 1707. He was a nephew of Bishop John Fell (d 1686), and to him as co-heir came many of the bishop's manuscripts.
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. III, nos. 8908-8968.
For a full description in Latin see, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens (Oxford, 1853, reprinted with corrections by H. O. Coxe, Oxford, 1969), Misc. no. 15.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection seems to have arrived at the Bodleian in about January 1708.
- Jones Manuscripts
- Collection Level Description and EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
- EAD version 2020
- Language of description
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