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Collection Level Description: Tanner Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Sancroft 1-145; Tanner 1-10, 10*, 11-56, 57a-b, 58a-b, 59a-b, 60a-b, 61, 62a-b, 63-72, 73a-b, 74-169, 169*, 170-225, 225*, 226-74, 275a-b, 276-454, 455a-b, 456a-b, 457-63, 464a-e, 465-9, 469*, 470-3
Title: Tanner Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 10th-18th century
Extent: 635 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Latin, English, Greek, French, Anglo-Norman, and Hebrew



Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Tanner was born in 1674, and matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford, 17 December 1689. In 1697 he became Fellow of All Souls. He was Prebendary of Ely, 1713-23, Archdeacon of Norfolk in 1721, and Canon of Christ Church from 3 February 1724. On 23 January 1732 he was made Bishop of St. Asaph. He died in Oxford, 14 December 1735. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Tanner's collections contain much on the 17th-century Church, including correspondence of successive Archbishops of Canterbury, Gilbert Sheldon, 1663-77, and William Sancroft, 1677-90; and many papers relating to the Civil War and Interregnum, mainly correspondence of William Lenthall, Speaker of the House of Commons 1640-60. Sancroft's 'Adversaria', comprise mainly theological writings by Archbishop Sancroft.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

By his will Tanner's manuscripts passed to the Library, and were received about three months after his death.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).

Further Information

Finding Aids

For reference to detailed published catalogues of the Tanner and Sancroft MSS., see below under each component.

Access Points

Sancroft | William | 1617-1693 | Archbishop of Canterbury

Tanner | Thomas | 1674-1735 | Bishop of St Asaph and antiquary



Component descriptions



GB 0161 MSS. Tanner 1-10, 10*, 11-56, 57a-b, 58a-b, 59a-b, 60a-b, 61, 62a-b, 63-72, 73a-b, 74-169, 169*, 170-225, 225*, 226-74, 275a-b, 276-454, 455a-b, 456a-b, 457-63, 464a-e, 465-9, 469*, 470-3
Manuscripts of Thomas Tanner
Language of material: Latin, English, French, and Anglo-Norman
490 shelfmarks

Tanner's manuscripts including papers relating to:

  • English history, 16th-18th century, including papers relating to the Civil War and Interregnum
  • Church history, 17th century
  • Norfolk, 17th century
  • Canterbury diocese, 17th century
  • Norwich diocese, 16th-18th century
  • Cambridge University, 16th-18th century
  • Norfolk and Suffolk families, 16th-17th century
  • Admiral Sir Thomas Allin, 1660-78
  • Thomas Aquinas, 17th century
Finding Aids

Full descriptions are in Alfred Hackman, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars quarta codices viri admodum reverendi Thomae Tanneri, STP, episcopi Asaphensis, complectens (Oxford, 1860; reprinted with corrections, 1966).

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).

Access Points

Allin | Sir | Thomas | 1612-1685 | Knight Admiral

Aquinas | Thomas | ? 1225-1274 | Saint

Lenthall | Sir | William | 1591-1662 | Speaker of the House of Commons, Master of the Rolls

Church of England | Diocese of Canterbury

Church of England | Diocese of Norwich

University of Cambridge

Great Britain | Church History | 17th century

Great Britain | History | Civil War, 1642-1649

Great Britain | History | Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660

Norfolk (England)

Suffolk (England)


GB 0161 MSS. Sancroft 1-145
Manuscripts of Archbishop Sancroft
Language of material: Latin, English, Greek, French and Hebrew
145 shelfmarks

William Sancroft (1617-1693) was Archbishop of Canterbury, 1678-90. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Archbishop Sancroft's manuscripts including theological notes and papers, and sermons.

Finding Aids

Full descriptions are in 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. 10302-10446.

Access Points

Sermons

Theology



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