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Crynes Manuscripts


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Manuscripts collected by Nathaniel Crynes, including legal documents, and Biblical, philosophical, theological and literary manuscripts.


  • Creation: 11th-18th century


1.76 Linear metres (16 shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. C. 85; Auct. D. 4. 11].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

Crynes 837; MSS. Add. C. 85; Auct. D. 4. 11, D. 5. 3, F. 6. 10; Bodl. 634, 641, 673, 881, 923, 939-940, 943, 958, 985, 988.

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12888


Manuscripts collected by Nathaniel Crynes, 11th-18th century.

Biographical / Historical

Nathaniel Crynes (1686-1745) was Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, and Superior Bedel of Arts (1716).

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. 27686-27692 and 27699-27707.

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Summary Catalogue nos. 27686-27692 were presented to the Library by Crynes in 1736; nos. 27699-27707 were bequeathed to the Library by Crynes in 1745.

Crynes Manuscripts
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
EAD version 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom