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Collection Level Description: Two Copies of Peter Heylyn's Journal

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. e. 178, e. 234
Title: Two Copies of Peter Heylyn's Journal
Dates of Creation: 17th cent.
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Peter Heylyn (1600-62) was an ecclesiastical writer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Two 17th century copies of Peter Heylyn's satirical journal of a visit to France in 1625, entitled 'A monethes jorney into France', published without the author's consent as France painted to the life (London, 1656).

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The copies were purchased by the Library in 1927 and 1939.

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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. 45718-19.

Access Points


Heylyn | Peter | 1600-1662 | Ecclesiastical Writer

France | Description and travel

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