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Collection Level Description: Papers of Edward Bensly

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 724-5, d. 1103, e. 1135, f. 642-3, g. 212-13
Title: Papers of Edward Bensly
Dates of Creation: 1882-1936
Extent: 8 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Edward Bensly (1863-1939) was an English scholar. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Papers of Edward Bensly, mainly relating to the identification of quotations used by 17th- and 18th-century authors, including Robert Burton, Jeremy Taylor and William Drummond of Hawthornden.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library, c. 1940.

Access Conditions

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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. I, nos. 44742-9.

Access Points

Authors | 17th century

Authors | 18th century


Bensly | Edward Von Blomberg | 1863-1939 | English Scholar

Burton | Robert | 1577-1640 | Author

Drummond | William | 1585-1649 | Poet

Taylor | Jeremy | 1613-1667 | Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore

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