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Collection Level Description: Askew Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Auct. V. 2 infra 2. 1-11, 11*, 11**, 12-15; Bodl. 960-4
Title: Askew Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 18th cent.
Extent: 22 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Latin, English, and Ancient Greek

Administrative/Biographical History

Anthony Askew (1722-74) was a classical scholar, physician and collector of manuscripts and books. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts collected by Anthony Askew, relating to classical literature. The manuscripts include notes by Dr John Taylor and alphabetical lists of words in the works of classical authors by Johannes Caravella.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bought at the auction of the library of Anthony Askew in 1785.

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Further Information

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. 27897-918.

Access Points

Authors, Classical

Classical literature

Askew | Anthony | 1722-1774 | Classical Scholar, Physician, and Collector of MSS and Books

Caravella | Johannes | fl. 1730-1770 | classical scholar

Taylor | John | 1704-1766 | Canon of St Paul's and Classical Scholar

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