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Collection Level Description: Burnet Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Add. D. 15-24
Title: Burnet Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 17th-18th cent.
Extent: 10 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715) was Bishop of Salisbury and a historian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of Gilbert Burnet, including:

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The manuscripts passed from Burnet into the possession of his third son, Sir Thomas Burnet (1694-1753), and afterwards were owned by a family descended from the Bishop.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were purchased from Mr Laycock for 200 guineas in 1835.

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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. 28386-95.

Access Points



Burnet | Gilbert | 1643-1715 | Bishop of Salisbury and Historian

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