Collections by Archbishop Ussher including material relating to ecclesiastical history of the British Isles, and chronology, sacred and classical.
- Creation: 17th century
0.88 Linear metres (8 boxes)
Language of Materials
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. A. 379, fols. 1-2].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Add. A. 379-380, C. 296-300; Auct. T. 5. 30
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13428
Collections by Archbishop Ussher, 17th century.
Biographical / Historical
James Ussher (1581-1656) was Archbishop of Armagh, and a biblical scholar and historian. 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. 27610-27617.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The manuscripts were presented to the Library by his grandson, James Tyrrell, but were first lent to Dr John Mill for use in his edition of the Greek New Testament. Mill placed them in the Library in the middle of June 1707.
- Ussher Manuscripts
- Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
- EAD version 2020
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