Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Baron Fairfax (1612-1671) was a general. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
A collection of manuscripts relating to medieval British history and literature. The manuscripts are mainly Latin, but also include some English, Middle English, French, Anglo-Norman, Gaelic and Irish.
The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Thomas Fairfax in 1671.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 II Nos. 3882-3909.
For a more detailed description of the medieval manuscripts in this collection see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/medieval/fairfax/fairfax.html.
Manuscripts, English (Middle)
Fairfax | Thomas | 1612-1671 | 3rd Baron Fairfax | General
Great Britain | History | Medieval period, 1066-1485
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