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Marshall Manuscripts

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Marshall's manuscripts. The manuscripts are miscellaneous in subject matter and include Latin, English, Dutch, Italian, Greek, Anglo-Norman, Gothic, Anglo-Saxon, Coptic and Icelandic. The collection also includes some Oriental manuscripts.

Dates

  • 9th-17th century

Extent

17.27 Linear metres (157 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English
  • Dutch; Flemish
  • Italian
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • French
  • Gothic
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100)
  • Coptic
  • Icelandic

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Marshall 2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Marshall 2, 2*, 4, 11, 13-16, 18-21, 25, 28-29, 43, 47-48, 56, 58, 60-63, 72, 74-75, 78, 80, 84, 86-87, 89-90, 94, 98, 102-105, 107-110, 114-117, 119-120, 122-130, 132, 134-135, 140; MSS. Marshall Or. 1, 3, 5-6, 10, 12, 22, 24, 26-27, 31(R), 34-42, 44-45, 51-53, 59, 67, 69, 71, 73, 76, 79, 81-82, 95, 99-100, 111, 118, 133, 136(R); MS. Bodl. Or. 8, 39, 255, 328, 511; MS. Auct. F. Infr. 2. 3; MS. Greaves 7; MS. Pococke 328; MS. Rawlinson Or. 56

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13211

Abstract

Marshall Manuscripts

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Marshall, the philologist, was born at Barkby in Leicestershire early in January 1621. He was educated at Lincoln College, where he was successively batteler (1640) and scholar (1641-1648). In 1645 he graduated, and two years later went abroad to escape the impending parliamentary visitation. From 1650 to 1672 he was chaplain to the Merchant Adventurers, first at Rotterdam then at Dort. His Observationes in Evangeliorum Versiones perantiquas duas, Gothicas scil. et Anglo-Saxonicas (Dort, 1665) brought him a fellowship at Lincoln in 1668. In 1672 he became rector of his college, and in 1681 Dean of Gloucester. Marshall died on 18 April 1685 - his will is in Wood's Life and Times, ed. Clarke, ii. 316. Further details are in Dictionary of National Biography.

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. II, nos. 5233-5327 and 8623-8686.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bequeathed to the University by Marshall in 1685, but were apparently not received until 1689-1690.

These items are recorded in the Summary Catalogue as "unidentified" at the time of cataloguing:
  1. SC no. 5245: 'Paraphrasis Chaldaica in partem Pentateuchi, 4', Manuscript (13).
  2. SC no. 5276: 'Liber lingua Russica, 4o'
  3. SC no. 5302: 'Liber lingua Slavonica', Manuscript (70).

Related Materials

Some of Marshall's letters to Sheldon and Sancroft are in MSS. Sancroft 37, 45 and many to Samuel Clarke are in Add. MSS. 4276, 22905 in the British Library.

His correspondence with Dr. Fell, who had commissioned him to buy in Holland punches, matrices, and types for the University, is printed from MSS. Rawl. 398, 317 in Notes on a Century of Typography at the University Press, by Horace Hart (Oxford, 1900), pp. 161-2.
Title
Marshall Manuscripts
Status
Completed
Author
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Date
EAD version 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom