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Copies of writs of Summons to Parliament


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Copies of writs of Summons to Parliament, from 15 John to 22 Edw. 4, 1213-1482/1483, extracted from the Close Rolls.


  • Creation: 16th century


0.22 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. C. 95, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Add. C. 95-96

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18468


Copies of writs of Summons to Parliament, from 15 John to 22 Edw. 4, 1213-1482/1483, written in the 16th century.

Biographical / Historical

Notes by bp. White Kennett. White Kennett (1660–1728) was a historian and bishop of Peterborough.

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. 27809-27810.

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Add. C..

Immediate Source of Acquisition

On no. 27809 is 'This & another volume of the Summons ... were given to the Bodleian Library by the Revd Mr. Joseph Sandford, B.D., Fellow of Balliol College, but upon the express Condition that he should during his life have the use of them at his own Room whenever he should want them. [Mar. 2] 1750/1. Hum. Owen, Protobibl.'

Copies of writs of Summons to Parliament
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom