Finn Magnusen (1781-1848), was born in Iceland and educated at Copenhagen. He was a lawyer at Reykjavik, 1806-15.
A collection of 153 Scandinavian manuscripts (chiefly Icelandic, a few Danish, Latin and Swedish), including papers relating to poetry, law and history.
The manuscripts were bought from Finn Magnusen for £350, through W.C. Trevelyan, esq., of Wallington Hall, Northumberland, in 1828.Access Conditions
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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. IV, nos. 20642-20794.
Magnusen | Finn | 1781-1848 | lawyer
Iceland | History