Additional papers of Henry William Carless Davis (1874-1928)

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Introduction
A   English history
B   European history
C   Miscellaneous


Additional papers of Henry William Carless Davis (1874-1928)

[1901-1922], n.d.

Abstract:
Papers, mainly exercise notebooks containing notes for lectures, of Henry William Carless Davis (1874-1928), Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University

Extent: 5 Linear metres, 50 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full Range of Shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 788-92; d. 1017-32; e. 640-68

Biographical History

Henry William Carless Davis (1874-1928) was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Further papers of Henry William Carless Davis, 1874-1928, Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, mainly exercise books containing notes for lectures on medieval European and English history.

Acquisition

Given by Professor R. H. C. Davis, January 1985.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1017, fol. 1.]

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Davis | Henry William Carless | 1874-1928 | historian

Subject(s)

Europe -- History
Great Britain -- Historians
Great Britain -- History

A   English history

Full Range of Shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 788-9; d. 1017-23; e. 640-47


Exercise book containing lectures on sources for English history to 1154
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1017
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 153 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 95-151) are blank.

Notes for a course of lectures or classes on sources of Anglo-Saxon history
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 788
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 113 leaves

Exercise book containing notes for lectures on Anglo-Saxon sources
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1018
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 92 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 64-92) are blank.

Notes on land tenure in Anglo-Saxon England
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 640
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 27 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 20-7) are blank.

List of boroughs mentioned in the Domesday Book, with related notes
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 641
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 30 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 15-30) are blank.

Notes on Domesday studies, including boroughs, population, customs of shires and castles
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 642
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 30 leaves

Notes from original sources for the reigns of William I and II
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 1019
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 112 leaves

Scope and Content

Written on slips pasted into the volume.

Notes from original sources for the reign of Henry I
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 1020
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 114 leaves

Scope and Content

Written on slips pasted into the volume. (fols. 96-110) are blank.

Notes from original sources for the reign of Stephen
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 1021
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 115 leaves

Scope and Content

Written on slips pasted into the volume. (fols. 61-115) are blank.

Notes for lectures on the reign of Henry II
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 643
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 55 leaves

Printed pages 45-126 of A School History of England
Date: 1901
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 789
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 86 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing an account of the House of Plantagenet, interleaved to fol. 14 with extensive notes on the reign of Henry II.

Notes, some written on slips and pasted in, on the struggle for Magna Carta and the reign of Henry III
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 644
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 29 leaves

Bibliography of Anglo-Norman history, 1066-1154
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1022
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 128 pages

Scope and Content

Containing accounts of the lives and writings of the major chronicles, with a list of contents at pp. iii-iv.

Exercise book containing notes and lists of English forests in the Norman and Angevin period
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 645
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 29 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 18-21) a list of boroughs and cities paying taxes to Henry II.

Lecture notes on the history of the Jews in England in the 11th-13th centuries
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 646
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 29 leaves

Notes on the early history of London mainly from charters and other documents of St. Paul's
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1023
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 45 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 14-43) are blank.

Outline for a chronology of events in English history, 1100-1154, most of the entries in the years 1135-1142
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 647
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 59 leaves

B   European history

Full Range of Shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 790; d. 1024-31; e. 648-667


Notes on the barbarian tribes
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1024
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes (fols. 12-32) a chronology of early imperial dealings with Germany. (fols. 49-72) are blank.

Notes on materials and sources for Charlemagne's reign, including the Annales, with a list of contents on p. 221
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1025
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 222 pages

Lecture notes on the origins and transformations of the Carolingian Empire
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 648
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 30 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 17-18) comments on the genuineness of the letter of Louis II to Basil. (fols. 19-20) are blank.

Lecture notes on constitutional history for the period 919-1300
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 649
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 29 leaves

Volume containing notes in chronological order on 10th-century Germany
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 1026
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 326 pages

Volume containing notes in chronological order on 10th-century Germany
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 1027
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 163 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 68-163) are blank.

Notes on the Saxon emperors in chronological order, 980-1004
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 650
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 54 leaves

Notes on the Saxon emperors in chronological order, 1004-1024
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 651
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 61 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes (fols. 45-61) on the constitution of the empire, 919-1024.

Notes continued from MS. Top. Oxon. e. 651, on the constitution of the empire, 919-1024
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 652
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 44 leaves

Exercise book of lecture notes on the character of Henry IV and the strengths and weaknesses of the German monarchy in 1073 and events to 1077
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 653
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Exercise books of lecture notes on the character of Henry IV and the strengths and weaknesses of the German monarchy in 1073 and events to 1077
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 654
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Exercise books containing an incomplete later version of the lecture notes in MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 653-4
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 655
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 leaves

Exercise books containing an incomplete later version of the lecture notes in MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 653-4
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 656
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 22 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 9-22) are blank.

Extracts from printed works on German towns and their government, 12th-14th centuries
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 657
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 30 leaves

Lecture on the settlement of the Normans in Italy and their relations with the papacy to the beginning of the 12th century
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 658
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 leaves

Lecture notes on the importance of Milan in Italian politics, 1025-1075
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 659
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 leaves

Incomplete lecture on the emancipation of the Papacy, 1046-1073
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 660
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 leaves

Unfinished lecture on the Roman reformers before Gregory VII
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 661
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 26 leaves

Lecture notes outlining the programme of the Roman reformers, including comments on clerical marriage and simony
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 662
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 leaves

Lecture on the political state of Europe in the age of Gregory VII
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 663
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 23 leaves

Lecture on the character of Gregory VII
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 664
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 29 leaves

Later version of the lecture in MS. Top. Oxon. e. 664
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 665
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 23 leaves

Notes for the study of Gregory VII as a special subject in the Oxford history syllabus, with a list of contents at fols. ii + iii
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1028
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 119 leaves

Lecture notes on the Pataria as an enemy of the empire
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 666
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 25 leaves

Lecture on papal and imperial policy, 1076-1080
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 667
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 21 leaves

Notes in chronological order on the Empire and Papacy, 1125-1196
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1029
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 151 leaves

Notes on the reign of St. Louis, arranged chronologically, 1214-1270
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1030
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 68 leaves

Notes on medieval Europe, many on the Eastern Empire and the Crusades, prepared for teaching,
Date: 1920-1
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 790
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 211 leaves

Scope and Content

With a detailed list of contents on fol. iii.

Notes on later European history, 16th-18th century
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1031
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 177 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising notes on:

C   Miscellaneous

Full Range of Shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 791-2; d. 1032; e. 668


Miscellaneous papers on European and English history
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 791
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 119 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising notes on:

Reading notes on various aspects of medieval history, with a list of contents at fol. i.
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1032
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 177 leaves

Notes for a course of lectures delivered in Michaelmas term 1921 on heretical and intellectual movements in the Middle Ages with a list of contents at fol. i.
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 792
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 94 leaves

Lecture on the educational value of history
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 668
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 32 pages


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