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Collection Level Description: Crynes Manuscripts

Reference: Crynes 837; MSS. Add. C. 85; Auct. D. 4. 11, D. 5. 3, F. 6. 10; Bodl. 634, 641, 673, 881, 923, 939-40, 943, 958, 985, 988
Title: Crynes Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 11th-18th cent.
Extent: 15 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Latin, English, and French

Administrative/Biographical History

Nathaniel Crynes (1686-1745) was Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, and Superior Bedel of Arts (1716).

Scope and Content

Manuscripts collected by Nathaniel Crynes, including legal documents, and Biblical, philosophical, theological and literary manuscripts.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Nos. 27686-92 were presented to the Library by Nathaniel Crynes in 1736; nos. 27699-707 were bequeathed to the Library by Crynes in 1745.

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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. 27686-92 and 27699-707.

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Legal documents




Crynes | Nathaniel | 1686-1745 | Fellow of St John's College, Oxford

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