Incomplete guard-book of miscellaneous items, 17th-20th cent.

Extent: 45 leaves


Draft commission from Charles I to Prince Rupert, as Captain-general of the royalist army in North Wales and the northern Marches, to appoint commissioners for the levy of taxes and troops, [5 Feb. 1644]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 433, fols. 1-6
Extent: 6 leaves

Scope and Content:

Note (fol. 6) to Edward Walker, secretary-at-war, asking him to pass the said draft 'under your hand at a Councell of Warre'.

Acquisition: Given by E.A. East, 1976.

Subjects (LCSH)
Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649

Copies of petitions and affidavits relating to a complaint brought by Thomas Lamprey, chaplain of Christ Church, Oxford, against John Conybeare, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, 1737
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 433, fols. 7-23
Extent: 17 leaves
Acquisition: Found in the Library, 1983.

Legal opinions on two separate cases, 1726-40
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 433, fols. 24-5
Extent: 2 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fol. 24) opinion of Thomas Pengelly on the appointment of fellowships in Oriel College, Oxford, and a summary of the outcome of the case, 1726
  • (fol. 25) opinion of Nicholas Fazakerly on an appointment at Eton College, Windsor, 1740
Acquisition: Found in the Library, 1983.

Draft orders and memoranda relating to the English Civil War, c.1642
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 433, fols. 26-7
Extent: 2 leaves
Acquisition: Found in the Library, 1983.

Subjects (LCSH)
Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649

Draft writ concerning fortifications at Oxford, c.1642
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 433, fols. 28-9
Extent: 2 leaves
Acquisition: Found in the Library, 1983.

Subjects (LCSH)
Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649

Writings of Sir Richard Cocks, c.1720-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 433, fols. 30-5
Extent: 6 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fol. 30) the conclusion of an attack on the idea of apostolic succession in the Church of England
  • (fols. 30-1) a translation of Jacob Spon's answer to François d'Aix De La Chaize (another copy, with comments, is MS. Eng. hist. b. 209, fols. 44-6)
  • (fols. 32-3) 'The rule to examine and try the veracity and excellency of our religion', c.1722
  • (fol. 33) an attack on Francis Atterbury, c.1720
  • (fols. 34-5) a discourse on the duties of bishops, early 1720s
Related Material:

See MS. Facs. b. 18, fols. 119-30, for photocopies made in 1964, which show the texts before the loss of several words from the corners of some leaves.


For further papers of Sir Richard Cocks, see M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39651-2.

Acquisition: Bought, Richard Gilbertson, 1980.

Subjects (LCSH)
Church of England -- Apologetic works

Letters relating to the nomination of John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland, as an honorary member of the Austrian Philharmonic Society, written in French and English, 1844
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 433, fols. 36-9
Extent: 4 leaves
Related Material:

See also MS. Eng. c. 4863, fols. 285-6 among the Fane papers.


Acquisition: Bought, with MSS. Eng. c. 4861-3, d. 2577, with the help of the Friends of the Bodleian, Christie's, 29 June 1994, lot 98.

Printed catalogue (large single sheet) of trees and shrubs sold by John McEvoy of Collon, Ireland, 'Dublin: printed by P. Byrne, no. 108, Grafton-Street...', c.1788, removed from MS. Eng. c. 7122
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 433, fols. 40-1
Extent: 2 leaves
Acquisition: Given with MS. Eng. c. 7122, by the Institute of Agricultural Economics, 1971.

Subjects (LCSH)
Gardening -- England

Academic certificates of Dr. Martin Braun, 1933-6, with a covering letter, in German, 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 433, fols. 42-5
Extent: 4 leaves
Related Material:

See MSS. SPSL 292/4 for papers relating to Dr. Braun, 1935-47.


Acquisition: Given by Raphael Loewe, 2002.

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