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Collection Level Description: Clarendon Press Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Clar. Press b. 6, b. 9-11, c. 1-23, c. 25-6, c. 28, c. 30-41, d. 2-58, e. 1-37, e. 39-60, e. 62, f. 1-2
Title: Clarendon Press Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 18th century-19th century
Extent: 161 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English, Latin, Ancient Greek, German, Coptic, and Italian

Administrative/Biographical History

This collection comprises material owned or compiled by the following classical and oriental scholars of the 18th and 19th centuries: F. J. Bast (1771-1811); Edward Burton (1794-1836), Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford; Peter Elmsley (1773-1825); Salomon Hess (1763-1837); John Lewis (1675-1747); Cesar de Missy (1703-75); John Randolph (1749-1813); Giuseppe Torelli (1721-81); Jonathan Toup (1713-85); C. G. Woide (1725-90); and Daniel Wyttenbach (1746-1820).

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous collection of printed books and manuscripts, relating to classical literature and theology.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited on revocable loan in the Bodleian in 1885. The deposit, with some additions made after 1885, was converted into a gift in 1922.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38004-165.

Access Points

Classical literature


Bast | Friedrich Jakob | 1771-1811 | Greek Scholar

Burton | Edward | 1794-1836 | Professor of Divinity

De Missy | Cesar | 1703-1775 | Theologian

Elmsley | Peter | 1773-1825 | Classical Scholar

Hess | Saloman | 1763-1837 | Historian

Lewis | John | 1675-1747 | Antiquary

Randolph | John | 1749-1813 | Bishop of London

Torelli | Giuseppe | 1721-1781 | Classicist

Toup | Jonathan | 1713-1785 | Philologist and Classical Editor

Woide | Charles Godfrey | 1725-1790 | Orientalist

Wyttenbach | Daniel | 1746-1820 | Classicist

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