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Collection Level Description: Three Commonplace Books of Nonjurors

Reference: MSS. Eng. th. c. 45-7
Title: Three Commonplace Books of Nonjurors
Dates of Creation: Late 17th-early 18th cent.
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Hilkiah Bedford, George Hickes, and (probably) George Smith.

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

See the Dictionary of National Biography for entries on Hilkiah Bedford (1663-1724), George Hickes (1642-1715) and George Smith (1693-1756).

Scope and Content

Three commonplace books of nonjurors. The books include entries on theological subjects (some from printed sources, especially Minucius Felix's Octavius), and a list of the published works of nonjurors John Milner, George Hickes and Thomas Wagstaffe.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library from E. Williams of Hove, 1917.

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Finding Aids

Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 46589-91.

Access Points




Bedford | Hilkiah | 1663-1724 | nonjuror

Hickes | George | 1642-1715 | Dean of Worcester, nonjuror, philologist, and antiquary

Minucius Felix | Marcus | fl 2nd century | Christian apologist

Smith | George | 1693-1756 | nonjuror

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