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Ashmole Manuscripts

Among Ashmole's papers are: Papers of Dr Simon Forman (1552-1611) Medical and astrological papers of Dr Richard Napier (1559-1634), Theodoricus Gravius and John Dee (1527-1608) Collections - chiefly astrological - of John Booker (1603-1667) and William Lilly (1602-1681) Ashmole's collection is also strong in heraldry and local history, and to…
Extents: 714 shelfmarks
Dates: 11th-17th century
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Collection of Andrew Marvell's poetry made by William Popple

Collection of Andrew Marvell's poetry made by William Popple.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. poet. d. 49
Extents: 296 pages
Dates: 1681, n.d.
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Collection of prose and verse, copied in one hand

Collection of prose and verse, copied in one hand, first half of 17th century.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. poet. e. 37
Extents: 158 pages
Dates: First half of the 17th century
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Fair copy of poems by Henry King, Bishop of Chichester

Fair copy of poems by Henry King, Bishop of Chichester, c.1638-1640.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. poet. e. 127
Extents: 43 Leaves
Dates: c.1638-1640
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A formal analysis and explanation of the treatise of Cicero de Partitione Oratoria and Orations, Letters, Miscellaneous Prose, and Verses

A formal analysis and explanation of the treatise of Cicero de Partitione Oratoria and Orations, Letters, Miscellaneous Prose, and Verses, written in two hands in about A.D. 1600.
Shelfmark: MS. Auct. F. 5. 13
Extents: 364 pages
Dates: Written in two hands in about A.D. 1600
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Forty-two short poems in English and Latin

Forty-two short poems in English and Latin, written in about 1680-1690.
Shelfmark: MS. Add. B. 106
Extents: 80 Leaves
Dates: written in about 1680-1690
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Junius Manuscripts

Junius Manuscripts
Extents: 12.98 Linear metres (122 boxes)
Dates: 8th-17th century
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Letter from George Charles Moore Smith to Percy Simpson, relating to his work on the 17th century poet, Thomas Randolph

Letter from George Charles Moore Smith to Percy Simpson, relating to his work on the 17th century poet, Thomas Randolph, 1928.
Shelfmark: MS. Don. c. 179, fols. 26-29
Extents: 4 Leaves
Dates: 1928
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'Mary Magdalens Lamentations for the losse of her Maister Jesus'

'Mary Magdalens Lamentations for the losse of her Maister Jesus', written about A.D. 1600.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. poet. e. 2
Extents: 41 Leaves
Dates: written about A.D. 1600
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Miscellaneous English poems, many humorous or amatory

Miscellaneous English poems, many humorous or amatory, written early in the 17th century by F. Burton.
Shelfmark: MS. Add. A. 267
Extents: 160 Leaves
Dates: written early in the 17th century by F. Burton
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Nineteen short English poems and pieces on public affairs in England

Nineteen short English poems and pieces on public affairs in England
Shelfmark: MS. Add. A. 48
Extents: 53 Leaves
Dates: Written about A.D. 1665-1685, in two hands
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Notebook containing Latin prose and verse and English verse, in two or more different hands

Notebook containing Latin prose and verse and English verse, in two or more different hands
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3381
Extents: 100 Leaves
Dates: 17th cent.
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Notebook of John Polwhele of Lincoln's Inn

Notebook of John Polwhele of Lincoln's Inn.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. poet. f. 16
Extents: 137 Leaves
Dates: c.1623-1662
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Papers of Sir Willoughby Aston, including satirical verse, news-letters and correspondence

Papers of Sir Willoughby Aston, including satirical verse, news-letters and correspondence
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7019
Extents: 42 Leaves
Dates: late 17th cent.
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Poems by Gerrard Cater celebrating the recapture of Namur by King William III (1695), in a fragment of his printed pamphlet 'On the Crowing Cock and Lyon Couchant' completed in manuscript

Poems by Gerrard Cater celebrating the recapture of Namur by King William III (1695), in a fragment of his printed pamphlet 'On the Crowing Cock and Lyon Couchant' completed in manuscript
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4005
Extents: 6 Leaves
Dates: 1695 or after
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'The Sacred Warr...', a poem chiefly on the Crusades

'The Sacred Warr...', a poem chiefly on the Crusades, written in 1606-1610 by R. Barret.
Shelfmark: MS. Add. C. 281
Extents: 1222 pages
Dates: written in 1606-1610 by R. Barret
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Two seventeenth century manuscripts relating to Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia

Two seventeenth century manuscripts relating to Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia: (MS. Eng. e. 2016) fair copy of a verse satire relating to the English Civil War, entitled 'A draught of Sr. Philip Sidneys Arcadia'. There is no external evidence of authorship, dating or provenance. Marginal references to the Arcadia on fols. 4-7 refer to one of the editions…
Extents: 2 shelfmarks
Dates: 17th cent.
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Volume of poems by Michael Drayton

Volume of poems by Michael Drayton
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3027
Extents: 17 Leaves
Dates: 1650
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Volume of sermons and verse

Volume of sermons and verse
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3028
Extents: 66 Leaves
Dates: early 17th cent.
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Volume of verse and prose mainly concerning public events

Volume of verse and prose mainly concerning public events, 1678-1692. Verse in Crum.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. poet. d. 53
Extents: 176 pages
Dates: 1678-1692

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Ashmole | Elias | 1617-1692 | Antiquary and Astrologer 1
Aston | Willoughby | Sir | 1640-1702 | 2nd Baronet of Aston 1
Barret | Robert | fl 1586-1607 | soldier and author 1
Booker | John | 1603-1667 | Astrologer 1
Campion | Edmund | 1540-1581 | Saint Edmund Campion | Jesuit and martyr 1
Carew | Thomas | 1594-1640 | Poet 1
Cater | Gerrard | fl 1662-1702 | poet 1
Dee | John | 1527-1608 | Mathematician and Astrologer 1
Drayton | Michael | 1563-1631 | poet 1
Elizabeth I | 1533-1603 | Queen of England and Ireland 1
Forman | Simon | 1552-1611 | Astrologer 1
Gravius | Theodoricus | fl 1630-1641 | Astrologer 1
Junius | Francis | 1589-1677 | Philologist and Antiquary 1
King | Henry | 1592-1669 | poet and bishop of Chichester 1
Lilly | William | 1602-1681 | Astrologer 1
Marbeck | Roger | 1536-1605 | college head and physician 1
Markham | Gervase | ? 1568-1637 | Author 1
Marvell | Andrew | 1621-1678 | poet and politician 1
Maynard | Joseph | fl. c. 1623 1
Napier | Richard | 1559-1634 | Astrologer 1