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Collection Level Description: Two seventeenth century manuscripts relating to Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia

Reference: MSS. Eng. e. 2016-17
Title: Two seventeenth century manuscripts relating to Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia
Dates of Creation: 17th cent.
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Two seventeenth century manuscripts relating to Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia, author(s) unknown.

Scope and Content

Two seventeenth century manuscripts relating to Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed to the Library, together with MSS. Eng. b. 2002; c. 2026, fols. 9-34, by John Buxton in 1989.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).

Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Publication Note

For a description of the 'Draught', MS. Eng. e. 2016, and a reprint of the text, see John Buxton 'A draught of...Arcadia', Historical essays 1600-1750, presented to David Ogg, eds. H.E. Bell and R.L. Ollard (1963), pp. 60-7. Buxton also refers to the index, MS. Eng. e. 2017, ibid., p. 30.

Access Points

English literature | 16th century

English poetry | 16th century

Pastoral poetry, English

Sidney | Sir | Philip | 1554-1586 | Knight | Soldier, statesman, and poet

Great Britain | History | Civil War, 1642-1649


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