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Clarendon Press Manuscripts


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Miscellaneous collection of printed books and manuscripts, relating to classical literature and theology.


  • Creation: 1514-late 19th century


17.82 Linear metres (162 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • German
  • Coptic
  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Clar. Press b. 6, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Clar. Press b. 6, b. 1-5, 9-11, c. 1-23, c. 25-6, c. 28, c. 30-41, d. 0a-58, e. 1-37, e. 39-60, e. 62, f. 1-2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12833


Manuscripts owned or compiled by classical and oriental scholars of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Biographical / Historical

This collection comprises material owned or compiled by the following classical and oriental scholars of the 18th and 19th centuries:

  1. F. J. Bast (1771-1811)
  2. Edward Burton (1794-1836)
  3. Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford; Peter Elmsley (1773-1825)
  4. Salomon Hess (1763-1837)
  5. John Lewis (1675-1747)
  6. Cesar de Missy (1703-1775)
  7. John Randolph (1749-1813)
  8. Giuseppe Torelli (1721-1781)
  9. Jonathan Toup (1713-1785)
  10. C. G. Woide (1725-1790)
  11. Daniel Wyttenbach (1746-1820).

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. I, nos. 38004-38165.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited on revocable loan in the Bodleian in 1885. The deposit, with some additions made after 1885, was converted into a gift in 1922.

Clarendon Press Manuscripts
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Kelly Burchmore
EAD version 2019
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom