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