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Miscellaneous papers collected by Dr. Robert Shippen


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Miscellaneous papers collected by Dr. Robert Shippen consisting of letters to or relating to him, documents, epitaphs, songs, etc.: which in the first two volumes are arranged roughly in chronological order.


  • Creation: Chiefly written in about 1680-1740


0.33 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon c. 106, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Top. Oxon c. 106-108

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19822


Miscellaneous papers collected by Dr. Robert Shippen

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Robert Shippen (1675-1745) was matriculated at Brasenose College 1693, Principal of the College 1710-45, and Vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford, 1718-23.

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. VI, nos. 31567-31569.

Custodial History

These three volumes were no. 4274 in the Phillipps library, and were purchased in 1826, probably from Thomas Thorpe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In the Phillipps sale, June 1893, they were lot 598, and were then bought by the Bodleian.

Miscellaneous papers collected by Dr. Robert Shippen
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2020
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