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'Scriptorum Britannicorum Historia,' part of the original draft of bp. Tanner's Bibliotheca Britannico-Hibernica (Lond. 1748)

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MS. Tanner 470

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'Scriptorum Britannicorum Historia,' part of the original draft of bp. Tanner's Bibliotheca Britannico-Hibernica (Lond. 1748), with corrections and additions, extending from A to H, with a few leaves of L.

The volume is in rather perturbed order and less full than the printed edition, but is of considerable value as illustrating the formation of that work, and for tracing references in it. There are a few inserted papers, as, draft titles of the work (' No. 1068 in a sale at Sotheby's 1867' : fol. 4), copies of two letters patent about the pension of Bernard Andrews the blind poet laureate, Nov. 27, 1486, and Oct. 10, 1496 (foIs. 60, 61), note by dr. John Hudson about a MS. of Walter Millemete in Aldrich's possession (fol. 169), and a note about William Fulke from John Baker of St. John's colI. Cambridge, Feb. 22 (fol. 190). On fol. 275 is a list of 'Opuscula, fragmenta, etc. Scriptorum Britannicorum inedita,' with explanations of Tanner's own abbreviated references.

Dates

  • written in about 1730-1740 by T. Tanner

Extent

285 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Tanner 470, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Tanner 470

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21132

Abstract

'Scriptorum Britannicorum Historia,' part of the original draft of bp. Tanner's Bibliotheca Britannico-Hibernica (Lond. 1748), written in about 1730-1740 by T. Tanner.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Tanner was born in 1674, and matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford, 17 December 1689. In 1697 he became Fellow of All Souls. He was Prebendary of Ely, 1713-23, Archdeacon of Norfolk in 1721, and Canon of Christ Church from 3 February 1724. On 23 January 1732 he was made Bishop of St. Asaph. He died in Oxford, 14 December 1735. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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, no. 31848.

Custodial History

Once MS. Phillipps 19032.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Bt ... at the Phillipps sale, 26. 3. 1895,' lot 1090.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 5/8 × 8 5/8 in.
Title
'Scriptorum Britannicorum Historia,' part of the original draft of bp. Tanner's "Bibliotheca Britannico-Hibernica" (Lond. 1748)
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2021 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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