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Collection Level Description: Bosworth Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Add. A. 229-37, A. 374-8, C. 293-5
Title: Bosworth Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 1835-78
Extent: 17 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Old English, English, and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Joseph Bosworth (1789-1876) was an Anglo-Saxon scholar and lexicographer. He was Rawlinson Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of Joseph Bosworth including:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were given to the Library by Bosworth's executors in 1876, apart from MS. Add. A. 236, which came in 1878.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

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. 29091-107.

Related Units of Description

See also Volumes Containing Joseph Bosworth's Anglo-Saxon Dictionary

Access Points

Anglo-Saxon chronicle

Anglo-Saxon language | Dictionaries | English


Bosworth | Joseph | 1789-1876 | Anglo Saxon Scholar and Lexicographer

Thorpe | Benjamin | 1782-1870 | Anglo Saxon Scholar and Antiquary

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