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Notebook of Sir Henry Savile, with a Description by P.E. Matheson


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Notebook of Sir Henry Savile compiled during a continental tour, c. 1581. The notebook includes a commentary on Aristotle, Meteorologica, dated '10 Maij. 1581. Vratislaviae' (Wroclaw, Poland); notes in Italian on scientific subjects; and extracts from Themistius on the Posterior Analytics. Savile's name does not appear; the attribution to him is made by Gamillscheg & Harlfinger (IA, p. 79, no. 116) on the basis of the Greek script.

The accompanying MSS (MS. Eng. misc. d. 204) is a description of the notebook by P.E. Matheson.


  • Creation: [c. 1581], [18--?]


0.10 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Latin
  • Italian
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Gr. misc. e. 8, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

Gr. misc. e. 8; Eng. misc. d. 204

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13289


Notebook of Sir Henry Savile, with a description of the manuscript by P.E. Matheson.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Henry Savile (1549-1622) was a scholar, see the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Percy Ewing Matheson (1859-1946) was a Fellow of New College (1881-1946), and a classical scholar.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library by P.E. Matheson in 1930.

Related Materials

See the Savile Manuscripts (MSS. Savile 1-52); and the Savile Collection (Savile G. 18, G. 20; MSS. Rigaud 3-33, 33A, 34-51, 53-7, 60-8; MSS. Savile 53-60, 63-73, 74a, 74b, 75-95, 97-105, a. 1-17, c. 1-2, e. 1-10).

Notebook of Sir Henry Savile, with a Description by P.E. Matheson
Collection Level Descriptiom by Susan Thomas; EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
EAD version 2019
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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