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Collection Level Description: Wilkins Papers

Reference: MSS. Add. A. 179-184, C. 64
Title: Wilkins Papers
Dates of Creation: 17th-18th cent.
Extent: 7 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Latin and English

Administrative/Biographical History

David Wilkins, properly Wilke, (1685-1745) a Prussian, was Archdeacon of Suffolk, a classical scholar and an antiquary. He was editor of the Concilia Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae, a synodo Verolamiensi, A.D. 446 ad Londinensem, A.D. 1717. Accedunt, constitutiones et alia ad historiam Ecclesiae Anglicanae spectantia (London 1737). Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous collections by Wilkins, including papers relating to ecclesiastical history of Great Britain.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bought from Thomas Rodd for £8 10s in 1836.

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Finding Aids

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. V, nos. 28413-19.

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Church history

Wilkins | David | 1685-1745 | Archdeacon of Suffolk, Classical Scholar, and Antiquary

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