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Various pieces transcribed c. 1599-1601 by John Mansell

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MS. Don. d. 152
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Various pieces transcribed, by John Mansell, President of Queens' College, Cambridge, including:

  1. (fols. 3-4) copy of a letter from Sir Philip Sidney, 1580
  2. (fol. 8) 'Oratio habita a maiestate regina Elizabetha ad Cantabrigienses', with university exercises, 1597-9, letters to and from Mansell, and verses in Latin and English by various writers.

56 leaves in two gatherings (fols. 1-34, 35-56) probably from the ends of the original book


  • Creation: c. 1599-1601


56 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Don. d. 152

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16970


Various pieces transcribed c. 1599-1601 by John Mansell

Biographical / Historical

John Mansell (d. 1631) was president of Queen's College 1622-1631.

Custodial History

The original volume 'Miscellanies relating to Cambridge' owned by John Towneley; Thomas Thorpe, 1836 catalogue, item 855; Phillipps MS. 9014; Sotheby's, 27 June 1938, lot 308.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Disbound for Sotheby's sale, 15 June 1971 (lot 1660; the rest of the manuscript was lot 1412), given by the Friends of the Bodleian.

Various pieces transcribed c. 1599-1601 by John Mansell
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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