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Hody's Collectanea


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Hody's Collectanea, including lists of Greek and Latin writers cited by classical authors, and notes and extracts from manuscripts.


  • Creation: 1677-1700


2.53 Linear metres (23 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. A. 70, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Add. A. 65-67, 70-85a, C. 45-46

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13024


Hody's Collectanea, including lists of Greek and Latin writers cited by classical authors.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Humphrey Hody was born 1 January 1660, and matriculated at Wadham College, Oxford, 10 March 1676 (BA 1679, MA 1682), becoming a Fellow of the College on 4 July 1685. He was away from Oxford from about 1693 until elected Regius Professor of Greek in 1698. He was Archdeacon of Oxford from 1704 till his death on 20 January 1707. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.


The MSS. were partly numbered soon after they came into the Library: numbered and referenced in 1747 by Dr. Owen, with an inadequate hand-list: a descriptive hand-list was made by Mr. Coxe in about 1860.

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. 8887-8907.

Custodial History

By his will Hody bequeathed to the Bodleian all his printed books not already in the Library, and his manuscript Collectanea.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts seem to have been received at the Library early in June 1707.

Related Materials

Besides the following MSS., MSS. Add. A. 68-69, C. 44, and Auct. T. info II. 14, have in this century been regarded as in the Hody Collection, but without sufficient reason.


  • See Chalmers' Biographical Dictionary, Gardiner's Wadham College Register, Diet. of National Biography, &c.
Hody's Collectanea
Collection Level Description and EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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