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Collection Level Description: Jones Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Jones 1-27, 27*, 28-60
Title: Jones Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 12th-17th cent.
Extent: 61 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Latin, English, Greek, and Scots

Administrative/Biographical History

The Rev. Henry Jones matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1668, and was Rector of Sunningwell in Berkshire until 1700, when he resigned his position, being a Nonjuror, but he qualified again for the position of Rector in 1706. He died in c. October 1707. He was a nephew of Bishop John Fell (d 1686), and to him as co-heir came many of the bishop's manuscripts.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts collected by Jones, including various chronicles and documents relating to British history. The manuscripts are mainly in Latin with some English, Greek and Scots.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection seems to have arrived at the Bodleian in about January 1708.

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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. 8908-8968.

The illuminated manuscripts in this collection are briefly described in O. Pächt and J.J.G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 3 vols. (Oxford, 1966-73); with an unpublished supplement containing a concordance of shelfmarks and addenda (1974). For a more detailed description of the medieval manuscripts in this collection see

Access Points

Jones | Henry | d 1707 | Rector of Sunningwell, Berkshire

Great Britain | History

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