Bodleian Library logo

Collection Level Description: Sermons by David Wilkins

Reference: MSS. Eng. th. e. 140-9
Title: Sermons by David Wilkins
Dates of Creation: 1695-1745
Extent: 10 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

David Wilkins (1685-1745) was Archdeacon of Suffolk, a classical scholar and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Ten volumes of sermons by David Wilkins, with 'an account of my sermons, when & where preached', 1717-45. Interspersed through the volumes are 23 sermons in a different hand, preached 1695-1719.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were bought from C.W. Traylen in 1961.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

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. 46726-35.

Access Points



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

Contact Information
Search Online Catalogues

Consulting material: To consult archives and manuscripts, a full and unrestricted Bodleian reader's card (Group A) is required. You should apply for your card at the Admissions Office.

Pre-ordering: Before your visit you may order up to ten items by emailing Please be advised that some collection material is held offsite; we advise pre-ordering at least two working days before your visit to ensure material is available on your arrival.

Transformation from XML to HTML by Lawrence Mielniczuk
09 June 2011