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Introduction

Francis Cherry (1665?-1713) of Shottesbrooke, Berkshire, was a nonjuror and the friend and patron of the antiquary Thomas Hearne. He matriculated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, in 1682, but did not take a degree. Cherry's manuscripts were given to the Bodleian upon the death of his widow in 1729. As well as manuscripts, Cherry was a collector of printed books, coins, and antiquities.


Shelfmark MS. Cherry 4
Summary Catalogue no. 9778
Summary of contents René d'Anjou, king of Sicily, Contempnement de vaine plaisance, Epitaphs.
Language French
Date 15th century, end
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Volume 3, p. 70
Bibliography
2000
James P. Carley, ed., The libraries of King Henry VIII (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 7), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 2000, p. lxxxix; H2.648
1997
James P. Carley, 'The Royal Library as a source for Sir Robert Cotton's collection: a preliminary list of acquisitions', in Sir Robert Cotton as collector: essays on an early Stuart courtier and his legacy, ed. C. J. Wright, London: British Library, 1997, pp. 208-229, at pp. 209, 223 n. 6

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.

Shelfmark MS. Cherry 30
Summary Catalogue no. 9804
Summary of contents Timothy Bright, De clandestino scripto.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 1587
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Volume 3, p. 77

Shelfmark MS. Cherry 36
Summary Catalogue no. 9810
Summary of contents A translation into English from French of 'The Miroir or glasse of the synnefull soule' by the future queen Elizabeth I.
Language English
Origin English
Date 1544
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Volume 3, p. 78
Catalogue image Volume 3, p. 79
Manuscript image fol. 2r "The dedication page of 'The Miroir or glasse of the synneful soule', translated from the French, written by Queen Elizabeth I in 1544, when she was 11 years old, as a New Year's gift to her stepmother Queen Katherine (Parr)."
Bibliography
2000
James P. Carley, ed., The libraries of King Henry VIII (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 7), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 2000, p. lxxxix n. 201; cf. pp. lix-lxiii
Frances Teague, 'Princess Elizabeth's hand in The Glass of the Sinful Soul', in Writings by Early Modern women (= English Manuscript Studies, 9), London 2000, pp. 33-48, passim
1997
Janet Backhouse, 'Sir Robert Cotton's record of a royal bookshelf', in Sir Robert Cotton as collector: essays on an early Stuart courtier and his legacy, ed. C. J. Wright, London: British Library, 1997, pp. 230-7, at pp. 233, 236 n. 14

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.


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