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.
Cherry's manuscripts, in Latin, Greek, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Welsh. The subject matter includes Greek language and literature.
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 http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).
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 http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/medieval/cherry/cherry.html.
Cherry | Francis | ? 1665-1713 | Nonjuror, Antiquary, and Collector of MSS. and Coins