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Wilkins Papers


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Miscellaneous collections by Wilkins, including papers relating to ecclesiastical history of Great Britain.


  • Creation: 17th-18th cent.


0.77 Linear metres (7 volumes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 179, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Add. A. 179-184, C. 64

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13473


Miscellaneous collections of David Wilkins (1685-1745).

Biographical / Historical

David Wilkins, properly Wilke, (1685-1745) a Prussian, was Archdeacon of Suffolk, a classical scholar and an antiquary. He was editor of the Concilia Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae, a synodo Verolamiensi, A.D. 446 ad Londinensem, A.D. 1717. Accedunt, constitutiones et alia ad historiam Ecclesiae Anglicanae spectantia (London 1737). 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. V, nos. 28413-19.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bought from Thomas Rodd for £8 10s in 1836.

Wilkins Papers
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2021 by Matthew Neely
EAD version 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom