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Diplomas awarded to Professor James Bradley and a grant of one virgate of land and two tofts in Snareston

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Comprises:
  1. A diploma conferring on Professor James Bradley, Astronomer Royal, the membership of the Imperial Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg;
  2. A diploma from the university of Oxford to Professor James Bradley, conferring on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity;
  3. A grant by Clemencia, widow of William de Charnells, of Snareston ('Snarkiston') in Leicestershire, to her daughter Johanna, of one virgate of land and two tofts in Snareston.

Dates

  • late 13th and 18th century

Extent

0.15 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Savile e. 11].
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MSS. Savile e. 11, f. 1, g. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20580

Abstract

'Diplomas awarded to Professor James Bradley and a grant of one virgate of land and two tofts in Snareston, late 13th and 18th century.

Biographical / Historical

James Bradley (1692- 1762) was an astronomer.

Clemencia, widow of William de Charnells (fl. 1260-1300) of Snareston in Leicestershire.

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. 30685-30687.

Custodial History

'Given to the Savilian Library, Oxford, by Rev. S. Lysons, May 1834'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presumably transferred to the Bodleian in 1884: referenced in 1901.
Title
Diplomas awarded to Professor James Bradley and a grant of one virgate of land and two tofts in Snareston
Status
Completed
Author
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Date
EAD version 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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