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Collection Level Description: Hody's Collectanea

Reference: MSS. Add. A. 70-8, A. 65-7, A. 79-85, C. 45-6
Title: Hody's Collectanea
Dates of Creation: 1677-1700
Extent: 21 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Latin, Greek, and English

Administrative/Biographical History

Dr. Humphrey Hody was born 1 January 1660, and matriculated at Wadham College, Oxford, 10 March 1676 (BA 1679, MA 1682), becoming a Fellow of the College on 4 July 1685. He was away from Oxford from about 1693 until elected Regius Professor of Greek in 1698. He was Archdeacon of Oxford from 1704 till his death on 20 January 1707. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Hody's Collectanea, including lists of Greek and Latin writers cited by classical authors, and notes and extracts from manuscripts.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

By his will Hody bequeathed to the Bodleian all his printed books not already in the Library, and his manuscript Collectanea.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts seem to have been received at the Library early in June 1707.

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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. III, nos. 8887-8907.

Access Points

Authors, Classical

Hody | Humphrey | 1660-1707 | Archdeacon of Oxford and Classical Scholar

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