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Askew Manuscripts


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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.


  • Creation: 18th century


2.42 Linear metres (22 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

Preferred Citation

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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Full range of shelfmarks:

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.

Askew Manuscripts
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom