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Collection Level Description: Cherry Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Cherry 1-41, 43-7
Title: Cherry Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 15th-18th cent.
Extent: 46 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Latin, Greek, English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Welsh

Administrative/Biographical History

Francis Cherry, of Shottesbrooke, Berkshire, the Nonjuror and patron of Thomas Hearne, was born in 1665, matriculated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, 6 April 1682, but took no degree. He died on 23 September 1713. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Cherry's manuscripts, in Latin, Greek, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Welsh. The subject matter includes Greek language and literature.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

There is some doubt as to the exact manner in which Cherry's manuscripts passed to the Library, but they were received in the latter part of 1729.

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. III, nos. 9775-9820.

For a more detailed description of the medieval manuscripts in this collection see

Access Points

Greek language

Greek literature

Cherry | Francis | ? 1665-1713 | Nonjuror, Antiquary, and Collector of MSS. and Coins

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