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Collection Level Description: Early 17th-century Miscellanea from the Library of Sir Henry Spelman

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 241-2, c. 272; Dugdale 51
Title: Early 17th-century Miscellanea from the Library of Sir Henry Spelman
Dates of Creation: Early 17th cent.
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Henry Spelman (? 1564-1641) was a historian and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Four volumes of early 17th-century miscellanea, from the library of Sir Henry Spelman, including:

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were bought by the Library in 1936 and 1943.

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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. 39867-70.

The volumes are described in detail among the Gurney manuscripts in Historical Manuscripts Commission 27: 12th report (1891) app., part ix, 145-7, 153, 155-6.

Access Points


Religious institutions | England

Spelman | Henry | ? 1564-1641 | Historian and Antiquary

Cheshire (England)



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