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Archive of Anthoinette Bourignon


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Works, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of Anthoinette Bourignon (d. 1680), the French mystic, chiefly copies. All appear to be printed in her works (19 vols., Amst., 1683), except a piece which may be by Jan Swammerdam, 'Die warachtige Const der Geometrie', here in the handwriting of Pieter Pietersen. The letters, original and copied, extend from 1673 to 1678.


  • Creation: second half of the 17th century


0.22 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Dutch; Flemish
  • French
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. A. 96, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Add. A. 96-97

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18704


Works, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of Anthoinette Bourignon, written in the second half of the 17th century in Holland, partly by A. Bourignon.

Biographical / Historical

Antoinette Bourignon (1616-1680) was a French mystic.

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. 28926-28927.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library at the Enschedé sale at Haarlem on Dec. 13, 1867 (lot 593), for £4 11s. 9d.

Catalogue of the archive of Anthoinette Bourignon
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
EAD version 2020
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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