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Collection Level Description: Notebooks compiled by John or Charles Towneley at Douai College

Reference: MSS. Lat. misc. f. 44, f. 47-8
Title: Notebooks compiled by John or Charles Towneley at Douai College
Dates of Creation: 1651-2
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: John or Charles Towneley (alias Ashton)

Language of Material: Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

John or Charles Towneley (alias Ashton).

Scope and Content

Notebooks compiled by John or Charles Towneley at Douai College, 1651-2, containing disputations and commentaries on Aristotle, with special reference to the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas. A printed schedule of subjects in logic to be disputed by John Ashton, 1651, has been removed from the back of f. 47, and is now [pr. bk.] Vet. E1. a. 1 (3).

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Early shelfmarks inscribed on the first page of each volume '6½: 163'-165; Sotheby's 27 June 1883 (Towneley Hall sale), lot 1; (f. 44) owned by Capt. W. Jaggard; bought, Hodgson's, 22 Oct. 1948, part of lot 595; (f. 47-8).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library from Guntrips, 1960.

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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. II, nos. 48016-18.

Access Points


Aquinas | Thomas | ? 1225-1274 | Saint

Aristotle | 384-322 BC | Greek philosopher

Towneley | Charles | fl 1651-1652

Towneley | John | fl 1651-1652

Douai college | France

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