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Collection Level Description: Manuscripts by Thomas Traherne

Reference: MSS. Eng. th. e. 50-1; Eng. poet. c. 42; Lat. misc. f. 45
Title: Manuscripts by Thomas Traherne
Dates of Creation: 17th century
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Traherne (1637-1674) was a religious poet and mystic. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Four manuscripts by Thomas Traherne, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bought from P.J. Dobell in 1952.

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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. 46709-12.

Publication Note

See T. Traherne, Centuries, poems, and thanksgivings, ed. H.M. Margoliouth (2 vols., Oxford, 1958).

Access Points

Poetry | 17th century


Traherne | Thomas | c 1637-1674 | Religious Poet and Mystic

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