Correspondence and papers of John Selden, with some manuscripts owned by him, including:
- Correspondence, 1616-54
- Papers relating to political affairs, early English history, and legal affairs during Charles I's reign
- Lectures on Aristotle given at the Jesuit College, Rome, late 16th century
- Lectures on St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, and related questions, probably given at the Jesuit College, Rome, early 17th century
4.95 linear metres (45 boxes)
Language of Materials
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Selden supra 108, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Selden supra 108-151
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 7565, 7567, 8865, 9320, 17511, 17514
Correspondence and papers of John Selden, with some manuscripts owned by him.
Biographical / Historical
John Selden (1584-1654) was a jurist, MP and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 52546-52591.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The majority of the manuscripts were bought from James Fairhurst in 1942 and 1947.
- Selden Manuscripts
- Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
- EAD version 2019
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