Collectanea of Dr. Humphrey Hody
Collectanea of Dr. Humphrey Hody (d. 1707), relating to the early religion, literature and geography of Palestine, Greece and Egypt. These largely consist of notes and extracts from sacred and classical authors, and partly of incomplete dissertations. There are breaks of general subject at fols. 25, 62, and a kind of index on fols. 98-107, 126: but there is little sequence of argument or matter.
Hody himself seems to have paged the greater part of the volume from 1 to 212 and to have called it 'Collectanea in Folio' (fol. 98).
- Creation: written in about A.D. 1700 by H. Hody
Language of Materials
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 44, fols. 1-2]
MS. Add. C. 44
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 20608
Collectanea of Dr. Humphrey Hody, written in about A.D. 1700 by H. Hody.
Biographical / Historical
Humphrey Hody (1659–1707) was a Church of England clergyman and classical scholar.
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, no. 27717.
As all of the other volumes of Hody's Collectanea (except an Index) were in quarto or octavo, this MS. became separated from the rest, and in 1747 Humphrey Owen not only did not number it with the others, but almost certainly refers to it as 'Collectanea incerti, forsan Usserii. Folio'; a mistake which may be due to the minuteness of the writing, since dr. Hody's usual hand is much larger.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This volume probably formed part of the Hody bequest received in A.D. 1707.
13 1/8 × 9 3/4 in.
- Collectanea of Dr. Humphrey Hody
- EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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