Manuscripts collected by Anthony Askew, relating to classical literature. The manuscripts include notes by Dr John Taylor and alphabetical lists of words in the works of classical authors by Johannes Caravella.
- 18th century
2.42 linear metres (22 boxes)
Language of Materials
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Auct. V. 2 infra 2. 1, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Auct. V. 2 infra 2. 1-11, 11*, 11**, 12-15; Bodl. 960-964
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12764
Manuscripts collected by Anthony Askew, relating to classical literature.
Biographical / Historical
Anthony Askew (1722-74) was a classical scholar, physician and collector of manuscripts and books. Further details are given in the 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. V, nos. 27897-27918.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The manuscripts were bought at the auction of the library of Anthony Askew in 1785.
- 18th century
- Askew | Anthony | 1722-1774 | Classical Scholar, Physician, and Collector of MSS and Books
- Authors, Classical
- Caravella | Johannes | fl. 1730-1770 | classical scholar
- Classical literature
- Manuscripts, Greek
- Manuscripts, Latin
- Taylor | John | 1704-1766 | Canon of St Paul's and Classical Scholar
- Askew Manuscripts
- Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
- EAD version 2020
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