Bodleian Library logo

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

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. 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

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