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James Manuscripts



James Manuscripts

Richard James (1592-1638) was the nephew of Thomas James, Bodley's first librarian. He matriculated as a commoner at Exeter College, but moved to Corpus Christi College as a scholar where he took his BA in 1611. He was elected to a fellowship in 1615 and became librarian to Sir Thomas Cotton in 1628. His manuscripts, mostly historical with a strong Protestant bias, came to the library forty years after his death, with the collection of his friend Thomas Greaves.


Shelfmark MS. James 43
Summary Catalogue no. 3880
Summary of contents English calendrical rhymes and sayings. Medical text.
Language English and Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, late
Material paper
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Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 771


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