Catalogue of manuscripts acquired singly: miscellaneous papers
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Miscellaneous papers acquired by the Bodleian Library by purchase, bequest or
Arranged chronologically by date of earliest entry.
Photocopy of the 16th-cent. 'Voynich manuscript', (Yale University, MS 408),
containing botanical, astronomical, astrological and biological illustrations,
written in an unidentified cipher
Shelfmark: MS. Facs. d. 306
Extent: 238 leaves
Acquisition: Given by F.R. Maddison, through R.J. Roberts,
Transcripts and two original documents concerning grants of arms and
genealogy, in Spanish, 16th-17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Span. c. 16
Extent: 107 leaves, 90-107 blank
Binding: Green cloth, patterned in gold, over wooden
Separated Material: Loose items, comprising an illuminated grant of arms, 1596 and two illuminated
coats of arms, removed from the volume are MS. Span. b. 5, fols. 31-4.
- (fol. 10) an illuminated coat of arms, nd
- (fol. 11) an illuminated grant of arms, 1550
Acquisition: Bequeathed by Dr. W.Y. Evans Wentz, 1965.
Heraldry -- Spain
Notice of excommunication, 15 Jan. 1546/7
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. misc. d. 96
Extent: 1 leaf
Letter from Joannes
Bapta Cicada, Bishop of Albenga, to all clergymen in the Diocese of
Bologna, confirming the excommunication of ten citizens of Bologna, for
non-observance of the agreement made, 3 July 1542, between them and Lippus
Ghislerius, a noble cleric of Bologna. Given at St. Peter's in Rome.
Endorsed with a notice that excommunication was published in the Campi
Florentoris, 18 Jan 1546/7 and with a note that the within named men
had been excommunicated.
Acquisition: Given by Jeremy Johns, 1993.
Catholic Church -- Italy --
Three Spanish documents, 1592-1751
Shelfmark: MS. Span. d. 7
Extent: 17 leaves
Material: parchment and paper
Acquisition: Given by Carmel Rodriguez-Walter, 1998.
- (fols. 1-8) parchment grant of tax exemption for the house in Madrid, of Isabel de
Carcaba, widow of Juan of Murcia, written and signed on behalf of
Philip IV, 1629, and renewed on behalf of Ferdinand VI, 1751, with (fol. 9) partial typed
- (fols. 10-13) grant of two towns to Don Duarte, second son of the Duke of
Bragança, signed on behalf of Philip II,
- (fols. 14-15) order to the government of Lima, Peru, containing instructions for opening three sealed
packages of orders, in the case of a vacancy in the office of Viceroy, signed
by Manuel de Vadillo y Velasco, on behalf of Philip V, 1714, with (fols. 16-17) two typed
Binding fragments in Greek, Italian and Latin, 17th-18th
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. misc. d. 101
Extent: 23 leaves
Material: Parchment, worm eaten
Comprises fragments in
Acquisition: Given to the Library, date not recorded.
- (fols. 1-5) Greek, possibly relating to medicine
- (fols. 6-16) Italian, relating to astrology and geography
- (fols. 17-23) Latin, relating to astronomy
Theological treatises, by an unidentified Protestant author,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. th. c. 93
Extent: i + 355 leaves
Binding: Blind-stamped brown calf, with holes in the upper and
lower covers where clasps or ties have been removed, with two roll borders
signed 'GK', see James Basil Oldham, English blind-stamped
bindings (Cambridge, 1952), MW. a (1) Oxford, metalwork design
Custodial History: Inscribed fol. i, 'Townshend Selwyn'.
- (fols. 1-323) lectures numbered 1-92 and others unnumbered, including
- (fols. 1-99) lectures 1-49, with (fol. 99) pen flourishes
- (fols. 100-3) lecture 50 'The tracte of the deliveraunce or
restauration of man from the wrath of God whereunto hee plunged
- (fols. 125-6) lecture 59 'Of the sacrifice of Christ'
- (fols. 165-70) lecture 71 'The tracte of iustification'
- (fols. 325-55) 'A Treatise upon the Revelation' in twenty-two
Acquisition: Bought, Sotheby's, 28 Mar. 1983, lot 155.
Protestantism -- Early works to 1800
Volume of abstracts of inquisitions post mortem,
temp. Hen. III - 15 Ed. IV, including some sketches of coats of arms
and a number of pages of printed blank outlines of shields, late 17th
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2050
Extent: viii + 501 pages; half calf, marbled boards
, with a note (p. vi) by Peter Le Neve, 'Md. all the Inquisitions in this book
relating to Norf[ol]k & Suff[olk] are posted to particular papers... '
Custodial History: Owned by Peter Le Neve
(inscription, p. vi, including 'pretium 5 guin[eas]'; John Wilcox, 22 Feb. 1731
(Le Neve Sale), manuscripts, lot 183; bookplate of William Constable;
Sotheby's, 24 June 1889 (Burton Constable Sale), lot 53; signature of -? Wilson
(front pastedown), 19th/20th cent.
Acquisition: Bought from Ken Spelman, 1992
Guardbook of Fraser
Shelfmark: MS. Fraser 273
Extent: i + 37 leaves, 5-37 blank
Binding: 19th-cent. red cloth
Custodial History: Bought by the Radcliffe Trust from the widow of James Fraser, 1758.
- (fol. 1) receipts for payment of 6 marks of scots money as vicarage of the
Breas from James Fraser of Relick to Simon McNeil, 30 Sept. 1752 and for payment of
5s 4d sterling as vicarage of his calves, 11 Nov. 1752, both dated at Moniack and signed by Simon McNeil
- (fol. 2) inventory of 'Mr Fraser's' manuscripts, endorsed in pencil
'Abstract of Catal. of Frazer - Mss (supposed) of Dr. Randolph V-Chancellor'
- (fols. 3-4) marriage contract between Hugh Baillie the younger of Dochfure and Emilia Fraser
grand-daughter of James Fraser of Religg, relating to the lands of easter and wester Dochcairns,
with the salmon fishing belonging to these lands on Loch Ness and the lands of
Dochfure, with salmon fishing. Signed and witnessed, 10-11 June 1730
Acquisition: Transferred to the library, 1872.
Place names (NCA Rules)
Inverness-shire | Scotland
Commentary, probably by James Merrick, on the Greek New Testament, in English, Greek and Latin,
vol. II only (Thessalonians - Revelation), with (fols. 107v-111v) an index to both volumes,
Shelfmark: MS. Gr. bib. c. 4
Extent: 112 leaves (paginated 369-489)
Binding: Parchment covered boards
Custodial History: Inscribed (front pastedown) 'Jac. Merrick Coll. Trin. Oxon. 1740; G.*.I.__2.
(crossed out); Plate Chest, 6.3.'
Acquisition: Bought, Robin Waterfield Ltd., 1980.
Bible. N.T. Greek
Recipe book, 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3407
Extent: i + 353 pages, 168-332 blank
Binding: Calf, gilt borders, rebacked
Many of the recipes are attributed to various individuals. Includes (pp. 333-6,
342-51, 356) lists of the recipes.
Acquisition: Bequeathed by Professor Sir William Paton, 1994
'Catalogue des Livres De La Bibliotheque de Mr D'Israeli', possibly
arranged in alphabetical order, and giving location, in French, [early
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 178
Extent: i + 78 leaves
Binding: Brown calf; spine missing
Acquisition: Given by J. Fuggles, 1995.
The library catalogue of Sir George and Lady Beaumont, early 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3406
Extent: ii + 238 pages, 197-218, 229-40 blank
Binding: Quarter calf, plain papered boards
Compiled by an exiled French pastor, M. le Curé Heude;
headings and notes in French, with a few entries by Lady Beaumont and by an unidentified hand. The catalogue includes (pp.
i-ii) a dedication to Lady Beaumont, n.d.
Acquisition: Bequeathed by Professor Sir William Paton, 1994
Correspondence and papers of the London
Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7024
Extent: 345 leaves
Binding: Half brown calf, gilt-ruled spine, marbled boards,
lettered on the spine 'Hebrew Testament Critical Letters', fols. 113-344
Comprises material in English, French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish
Acquisition: Bought, Phillips (London), 24 Mar. 2000, lot
- (fols. 2-126) letters from Hebrew scholars, discussing a specimen of the New
Testament translated into Hebrew by Thomas
Yeates, 1811-17, including
- (fols. 19-20, 96-7)
- (fols. 26-7) Robert Findlay, 1811
- (fols. 28-9) William Hale, 1811
- (fols. 30-1) John
- (fols. 32-3) Alexander
- (fols. 36-47) Thomas
- (fols. 86-7) J.M.
- (fols. 94-5) Robert Simpson, 1815
- (fols. 127-57) letters from Hebrew scholars, with critical comments on the
Hebrew translation of the New Testament, 1821-6, n.d., including
- (fols. 127-30) John
- (fols. 137-40) Alexander
- (fol. 141) George Hamilton, 1826
- (fols. 142-3) Edward Hincks, 1826
- (fols. 144-5) John Oxlee,
- (fols. 158-69) copies of letters from the Evangelical General Consistory of
Poland, relating to the activities of the Society's missionaries in Poland,
- (fols. 170-8) letters from Christian Czerskier
containing Hebrew translations of the Book of Common Prayer, 1833-6
- (fols. 179-82) letters to Alexander McCaul from various correspondents, in
French, German and Hebrew, 1840, n.d.
- (fols. 183-98) 'Einiges aus meinem Lebemslaufe', autobiographical account by
Berlin, a Jew who converted to Christianity, written in the 1830s
with later additions to the autobiography in a different hand
- (fols. 199-204 ) autobiography of G.F. Schwartz, a Jew who converted to Christianity, 1845
- (fol. 205) calendar of Christian saints days and holy days with details of
the prescribed readings and psalms, in Hebrew, n.d.
- (fols. 206-215) Hebrew translation of hymns, n.d.
- (fols. 216-22) booklet of quotations from rabbinical authors in Hebrew, with
annotations in German, n.d.
- (fols. 223-88) Yiddish translation of the Book of Daniel, chapters 1-12,
folios originally numbered 1-66, n.d.
- (fols. 289-329) miscellaneous notes, n.d.
- (fols. 330-40) printed title page, preface and introduction of Biblia
Hebraica, translated by David Clodius and revised by Johannes
Leusden, in Latin and Hebrew, (Frankfurt am Main, 1692)
- (fols. 341-2) printed circular from the German congregation in Jerusalem appealing for help in rebuilding
the synagogue, 1849
- (fols. 343-4) two sets of printed rules for students at the Society's Hebrew
Missionary Hostel, 1892, n.d.
Related Material: The records of the Church's Ministry Among the Jews (formerly the Society for
Promoting Christianity Among the Jews), are held in the Bodleian Library, Dep.
C.M.J. a. 1-3, b. 1-58, c. 1-260, d. 1-163, e. 1-63, f. 1-39.
Jews -- Conversion
'Provisional Catalogue of Pathological Preparations Distributed in the
Hunterian Series', mainly in the hand of Sir Henry Acland, 1838-63
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2111
Extent: iii + 241 leaves, 211-37 blank
Binding: Gilt-ruled half red calf, watered red cloth, paper
watermarked 'Thomas Hutton, London'
Consists of individual catalogue notes pasted into the volume and numbered 1-274.
Gaps in the numbering have been noted in the volume.
Separated Material: Loose papers, 1815-40, removed from the volume are MS. Eng. c. 7021, fols. 66-105 and MS. Photogr. c. 150, fol.
Acquisition: Given by Sir William Dunn School of
'Penmanship', book of calligraphic examples by George
Hall (aged 15), 1845
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2112
Extent: 8 leaves
Binding: Bound in papered boards by the Library, 2001
Acquisition: Found in the Library, 2001.
Carbon typescript copy, 20th cent., of 'Memoranda of
the Burney Family. 1603-1845', complied by H. E. Burney (see
fol. 98) c.1845
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2721
Extent: iii + 100 leaves
A copy of these memoranda, with a ten-page index, was used by P. A. Scholes in
The Great Dr. Burney (2 vols., London etc., 1948) - see vol.
I, p. 1, and vol. II, p. 391
Acquisition: Owned by 'JG[?]B', 1946 (note, front pastedown): bequeathed by J. H. G. Burney
to William and Simon Fraser; given by them, 1991
Report on the 'Transport Services rendered by the vessels of the B. & N.A.R.M.S.P. [British & North
America Royal Mail Steam Packet] Company during the Crimean War',
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6860
Extent: 20 leaves
The report gives details of 11 ships, providing information on the name of the
ship, the number of officers, men, women, children and horses transported and
details of each ship's movements. The report also includes
Acquisition: Given by George Manners, through Michael Turner, 2001
- (fol. 4) an abstract of troops conveyed by the company's ships,
- (fols. 19-20) details of when each ship was fitted out to be able to
transport men and horses, 1854-61
Crimean War, 1853-1856
Ships and shipping -- Great Britain
Handwriting book of William Inward (aged
13), containing mathematical problems, c.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3546
Extent: 55 leaves
Binding: Half black morocco, marbled boards; printed on first
leaf: 'Allman & Son, 463, Oxford St. London'
Acquisition: Given by Audrey P. Russell, 1999.
'Photographs of Shelley Relics in
the Bodleian Library' (one of six bound sets), presented to John Wheeler Williams by
Bodley's Librarian, 1899
Shelfmark: MS. Shelley adds. c. 16
Extent: 17 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled black morocco
Separated Material: Loose papers, 1901-14, removed from this volume are MS. Eng. c. 3337, fols.
Acquisition: Given by Lilian Wheeler Williams, 1981.
Association minute book, 1899-1985
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 895
Extent: 244 leaves
Binding: Green cloth
Includes (fols. 38-9) letters from Charles Mercier to the Association denouncing Lord Haldane and Bertrand Russell as traitors, 1917History of Organization: The MIND Association was established to advance the education of the public in the
subject of philosophy.
Acquisition: Deposited by secretary of the Association, 1998.
Printed obituaries of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, 1900-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2117
Extent: 314 leaves
Newspaper cuttings mounted on sheets removed from a scrapbook, including
- (fols. 1-5, 12-203) obituaries of Acland, 1900
- (fols. 205-78) reviews of J.B. Atlay, Sir Henry Wentworth Acland,
Bart....: a memoir (London, 1903)
with (fols. 285-314) biographical notes on Henry Wentworth Acland by Dr. H.C.
Acquisition: Given by Dr. H.C. Harley, c.1993.
Notes and diary entries of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler, typescript and manuscript,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3530
Extent: 97 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Professor J. Sislian, 2002.
- (fols. 1-5) lecture notes, 'The State and Education', for the Sociological
Society, 29 Nov. 1910
- (fols. 6-26) lecture notes, 'Education and the State', for the North of
England Education Conference, 1911
- (fols. 27-30) memorandum of a visit to London to seek exemption from war
duties, for indispensable staff of Leeds University, 30 Nov. 1915
- (fols. 31-87) draft copy of 'Comments on the History of Education in
England', Oct. 1939
- (fols. 88-96) diary entries, Sept.-Nov. 1940
Related Material: A description of Sadler's papers can be found in 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. 44179-216. See also the catalogue of notebooks and correspondence relating to the German
education system, 1897-1938, MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1094, Eng. misc. c. 906; and
the catalogue of copies of lectures and talks, correspondence and
printed works, 1901-c.1961, MSS. Eng. c. 7116-18.
Education -- England
Education -- History
Letters and accounts of "Ghostly Sightings" by C. Anne
E. Moberly and Eleanor F. Jourdain,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7341
Extent: 20 leaves
Biographical History: Charlotte Anne Elizabeth Moberly (1846-1937) was Principal of St Hugh's College,
Oxford, 1886-1915, and wrote under the name Elizabeth Morison. Eleanor Frances
Jourdain (d. 1924) was Principal of St Hugh's College, Oxford, 1915-24. Details
are given in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- (fols. 1-5) letters from Moberly and Jourdain about Marie Antoinette sightings 1918-25
- (fols. 6-8) edited typescript, 'The painter and his family confirm the
narrative of the two ladies'
- (fols. 9) newspaper cutting showing that the Emperor Constantine sighting
was in fact Raymond Duncan, Isadora Duncan's brother, n.d. (after 1952)
- (fols. 11-20) account of the Emperor Constantine sighting at the
Louvre, 2 Sept. 1912, in the hand of both Moberly and
Jourdain, written at the Hotel Montana, Paris.
Related Material: For papers of C. Anne E. Moberly and Eleanor F. Jourdain, relating to their
experiences at Versailles in 1901 see collection-level description of MSS. Eng. misc. c. 257, d. 249-56,
e. 221-4, f. 73-5, g. 12-13.
Acquisition: Purchased by Joanna Phillips, 6
Typescript lectures on the police in India by E.E. Turner, Inspector-General of Police in Bombay, with some holograph notes,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 1042
Extent: 66 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Turner's nephew, G.E. Turner, 1976
- (fols. 1-42) 'The organization and work of the police in India', 1935
- (fols. 43-63) 'The Indian police and civil intelligence', 1935
- (fols. 64-5) printed letter to E.E. Turner from Sir Frederick Sykes, Governor of Bombay, 1933
Police -- India
Notes on C. S.
Lewis's lectures for undergraduates, 'Prolegomena to the Study of
Medieval Poetry', taken by William Jarvis, 1936
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2567
Extent: 68 leaves
Including (fols. 67v-8) a sketch, 'The Mediaeval Microcosm'.Acquisition: Given by William Jarvis, 1994.
Photographs belonging to Germaine
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 51
Extent: 58 leaves
Comprises photographs of
Separated Material: Loose papers of Germaine Almayrac, 1931-55, removed to MS. Eng. c. 7065, fols.
64-79 (see guard-books).
- (fols. 1-8) General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Prime Minister of the Polish
- (fols. 9-17) General Sikorski's wife
- (fol. 18) Zofia Lesniowska, General Sikorski's
- (fol. 19) Stanislaw
Mikolajczyk, Prime Minister of Polish government-in-exile,
- (fols. 20-58) various people, mostly unidentified, but including (fols.
46-50) photographs and newspaper cuttings relating to Lady Ruby Joy Mappinnée Duff Gordon
Acquisition: Given by Germaine Almayrac, 1997.
Rzeczpospolita Polska (Government-in-exile)
World War, 1939-1945
Printed copy of the 'Havana Charter' - Final act and related documents of
the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment held at Havana, Cuba,
autographed by delegates, Nov. 1947-Mar. 1948
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7206
Extent: 44 leaves
Bought from John Stott, May 2005.
Cassette tape recording of Conservative Party political broadcast by
Charles Hill, with short
biography, 14 Feb. 1950
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3458
Extent: 1 item, 1 leaf
Given by Geoffrey Rennard, 2003
Slip-index of manuscripts of Latin classical authors, compiled by
Roger Mynors, late 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3542
Extent: 1302 leaves
Acquisition: Given by M. Winterbottom, 1990.
Latin literature --
Thesis, 'The contribution of Sir Michael Sadler to the Study of Comparative Education', by J.H. Higginson, submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in
the University of Leeds, Dec. 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3531
Extent: ix + 454 leaves
Binding: Green cloth boards, most of fol. 443 torn out and
Acquisition: Given by Mrs. K. Higginson, 2002
Typescript thesis by E. J. Lemmon, 'Plato's method of division', written,
but not submitted, for an Oxford B. Phil., c.1955
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2047
Extent: v + 98 + xiv leaves
Acquisition: Given by David Wiggins, 1990.
Annotated typescript copy of 'Looking Back', the autobiographical memoirs
of Douglas R. Bird, antique dealer in Bath, Somerset, late
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2830
Extent: 134 leaves
Acquisition: Bought from Mrs. A. Inskeep, 1994.
Two carbon copy typed transcripts concerning the author Henry Miller,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2818
Extent: i + 33 leaves
Acquisition: Given (provenance not recorded), 1979
- (fols. 1-20a) 'Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell discuss their writing with
George Bridgson at the Writers' Conference, Edinburgh Festival, August
- (fols. 20b-33) 'Henry Miller. His Life and Times and Don't You Know', BBC 1,
23 May 1968
Typescript address on John Nowell
Linton Myres's presentation for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of
Letters at Reading University,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3547
Extent: 3 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled cream cloth
Acquisition: Given by Professor Robin C. Alston, 1994.
Contributions to an unpublished work on the reputation of Oliver
Cromwell in the 19th century, photocopied typescript, c.1968-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6759
Extent: 260 leaves
This was a collaborative project amongst over 50 academics from various
institutions in Britain and abroad. The intention was to publish the work in
Past & Present but it remains unpublished. The papers
include lecture notes, articles, research notes, transcriptions from source
material and circulars from Timothy Wright Mason, assistant editor.
Acquisition: Given by Professor Brian Harrison, 2000.
Papers of Dr. Jane Caplan
relating to Arnold Toynbee, A study of
history, revised and abridged by Toynbee and Caplan (London, 1972),
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7189
Extent: 243 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Dr. Jane Caplan, 2004
- (fols. 1-65) correspondence of Caplan with Toynbee, 1970-4, and (fols. 63-5)
with Toynbee's wife, 1974-8
- (fols. 66-136) other correspondence of Caplan, 1970-87, mainly with Thames
& Hudson, 1970-2
- (fols. 137-208) typescript drafts, and holograph notes and drafts by
Toynbee, for some sections of the abridged version of A study of
history, with related notes
- (fols. 209-28) miscellaneous papers, mainly prospectuses for A
study, with (fols. 209-18) cyclostyled text of an interview with
Toynbee, BBC Radio 4, 18 Oct. 1987
- (fols. 229-35) notes by Caplan about her meetings with Toynbee in
- (fols. 236-43) annotated typescript draft by Caplan for her article 'Working
with Toynbee: a personal reminiscence', printed in Toynbee;
reappraisals, ed. C.T. McIntire and M. Perry (Toronto &
London, 1989), 243-51
Papers of the Association for Latin Liturgy,
including newsletters and transcripts of talks given to the Association,
duplicated typescript, 1971-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7038
Extent: 41 leaves
Acquisition: Given by D.H. Merry, 1978.
Catholic Church --
C.C. Barber, 'Codex Albensis', a transcript of
Graz University Library,
MS. 211 (Antiphoner, 12th cent., of the Cathedral of Stuhlweißenburg in
Hungary), with an introduction, liturgical commentary and index, typescript,
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. liturg. c. 39
Extent: xxxii + 265 leaves
Binding: Black cloth
Acquisition: Given by C.C. Barber, 1973.
Transcripts of interviews with Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, conducted by
Alan A. Paterson,
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 955
Extent: 227 leaves
Acquisition: Deposited by Alan A. Paterson and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford,
1973-5. Restricted (MS. Res. c. 203) 1973-1998.
- (fols. 1-25) Lord Cross
- (fols. 26-40) Lord Denning
- (fols. 41-55) Lord Gardiner
- (fols. 56-73) Lord Guest
- (fols. 74-92) Lord Hailsham
- (fols. 93-110) Lord Kilbrandon
- (fols. 111-21) Lord MacDermott
- (fols. 122-38) Lord Pearce
- (fols. 139-50) Lord Pearson
- (fols. 151-86) Viscount Radcliffe
- (fols. 187-98) Lord Reid
- (fols. 199-209) Lord Salmon
- (fols. 210-18) Lord Simon
- (fols. 219-27) Lord Wilberforce
Law -- Great Britain -- Social aspects
Typescript and photocopy of lecture on 'The Bank failure which changed the
course of history' delivered by Leslie Morgan to the 2nd European Congress of the
International Bank Note Society, 1972, and the British Association of Numismatic
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2714
Extent: 69 leaves
With letters from
Acquisition: Given by Leslie Morgan, 1991.
- (fols. 49-60) Professor Gilbert Ryle, 1970-4
- (fol. 61) Dr. John Ryle
- (fols. 62-6) Sir Martin Ryle, the Astronomer Royal, 1972-83, and related
Cassette tape of interview of Harold (later Baron) Wilson by Sarah Street, 12 Nov.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2713/1-2
Extent: 1 item, 4 leaves
Mainly relates to the financing of the British film industry in the late 1940s,
with (d. 2713/2) typed transcript.
Acquisition: Given by Dr. Sarah Street, 1995.
Gordon N. Ray,
'The Art Deco Book in France', Lyell lectures, typescript,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3535
Extent: i + 178 leaves
The James P.R.
Lyell Readership in Bibliography at the University of Oxford, was
established by statute in 1951. A reader is appointed annually to deliver not less
than five lectures on one of the following subjects; bibliography, palaeography,
typography, book illustration and old bookbinding, and the science of books and
Acquisition: Given by the Lyell electors, 1985.
Related Material: The Bodleian Library holds published copies of many of the Lyell lectures, see
'Lyell' under Series Title on OLIS.
Doctoral thesis by A.M. Garuffi, 'Subcreation, mythopoeia and archetypes
Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia', University of
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5892
ii + 281 leavesAcquisition: Given by Walter Hooper, 1995
Illustrated poster, 'Hopkins's Monasterevin', designed by Brighid Moloney
for the Hopkins International Summer School, n. d. (c.1989)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2066
Extent: 1 item
Acquisition: Given by Sr. Brighid Moloney, 1991
Memoirs of Denis Murray (b. 1923), n.d. (before
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2193
Extent: i + 122 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the author, 1990
- (fols. i-53) 'Some of my yesterdays', including (fols. 12-47) a chapter on
service in the R. A. F., 1941-4
- (fols. 54-122) '17 years in pre-war Brum', an account of his childhood and
upbringing; photocopy of typescript
Duplicated typescript of Gilbert Walton, 'The Working Spirit; in Industry and in Nature',
with some holograph notes, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2195
Extent: 185 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Professor Gilbert Walton, 1990.
Lord Raymond Plant, 'Politics, Theology and History', Sarum Lectures,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7026
Extent: iii + 322 leaves
The Sarum lectures were a series of theological lectures at the University of
Oxford, in support of the Christian Faith. The first Sarum lecturer came into
office in 1954 and the Lecturership was officially abolished in 1995.
Acquisition: Given by the University Offices, 1999.
Related Material: The Bodleian Library holds published copies of Sarum lectures for various
years, see 'Sarum' under Series Title on OLIS.
Theology -- 20th
Transcript of three conversations about the Pankhursts and the suffragette
movement in Hove and London, between the suffragette, Norah Jarvis, née Barry (b.
1896), and Margaret Newns, in British Columbia, Canada,
Mar. -Oct. 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2736
Extent: 19 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Margaret Newns, 1991
Duplicated typescript of Harold Lock, 'An excerpt from half a century of science at Oxford
University (during the days of Professor Soddy)', 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3413
Extent: ii + 31 pages
Acquisition: Given to the Radcliffe Science Library by Harold Lock and transferred to the
Bodleian Library, 1994
Related Material: For papers of Professor Frederick Soddy, see MSS. Eng. misc. b. 170-89
Chemistry -- History -- 20th century
Printed ephemera and newspaper cuttings relating to the film Shadowlands (1994), based on
biographical episodes from the life of C. S.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4791
Extent: 66 leaves
Acquisition: Given by various donors, 1994.
- (fols. 3-38) a programme for the London première, 4 Mar. 1994
- (fols. 42-66) newspaper cuttings of reviews, 1994
VHS tape recording Happy Birthday Barbara: Baroness Castle of
Blackburn at 85, A Commemorative Video Celebrating the Birthday of One of the
Twentieth Century's Most Outstanding Parliamentarians, Oct.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3949
Extent: 1 item
Recorded in the Albert Room, The Grand Hotel, Brighton, by Granada Television.Acquisition: Transferred from the papers of Trevor Huddleston, Bodleian Library of
Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House, June 2007.
Personal names (NCA Rules)
Castle | Barbara Anne | 1910-2002 | Baroness Castle
of Blackburn | Labour Politician
Doctoral thesis by Mineko Honda, 'The Imaginative World of C.S.
Lewis: a way of participating in reality', [no university given],
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5891
iii + 211 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Walter Hooper, 1995.
Typescript of 'Orphan of the Cold War, the story behind the collapse of
the Angolan Peace Process, 1992-3', by Dame Joan Anstee, the UN Under-Secretary
General in charge of the operation, c.1996
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2911
Published in an abridged version, Orphan of the Cold War...
Acquisition: Given by the author through the United Nations Career Records Project,
'The sermons of Parson James Woodforde1740-1803 A. D. ', edited by Elizabeth Longmate (external Ph.
D., London University), typescript, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2971
Extent: ii + 824 pages; blue cloth
Acquisition: Given by Dr. Longmate, 1997.
Tilar Jenon Mazzeo, 'Producing the Romantic
"Literary": Travel Literature, Plagiarism and the Italian Shelley/Byron Circle',
written for the degree of PhD at the University of Washington, Seattle,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3320
Extent: ix + 275 leaves. Fols. 133-67 missing
Includes (fols. 224-309) edited transcript of Edward Williams, 'Sporting Sketches
during a Short Stay in Hindustane': Bodleian MS. Shelley adds. e. 21
Acquisition: Given by Dr. Mazzeo, 1999
Portrait after the deathmask of William
Blake, by Leonard
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. a. 2035
Extent: 1 item
Material: watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper
Mounted watercolour, gouache and pencil portrait of William Blake (labelled 'WM.
BLAKE' by artist). Also referenced as JL 874 (Janitor's List of Library Portraits
Acquisition: Given by John Windle and Chris Loker in June 2010
Portrait painting -- 20th century
Photograph portrait of Leonard
Baskin and Lisa Unger
Baskin by Noel
Chanan, c. 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. a. 38
Extent: 1 item
Mounted colour photograph portrait of the American artist Leonard Baskin, with his
wife Lisa, in Baskin's studio. Also referenced as JL888 (Janitor's List of Library
Portraits and Objects).
Acquisition: Purchased, October 2010
Thesis, John Philips (1676-1709): Life, Works, and
Reception, by Juan Christian Pellicer, submitted for the degree of Doctor Artium,
in the University of Oslo, Norway, 2002
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3533
Extent: vi + 480 pages
Acquisition: Given by J.C. Pellicer, 2002.
Personal names (NCA Rules)
Philips | John | 1676-1709 |
'The University on Great Jewry Street : forgotten origins of Oxford, Great
Britain, the Empire, the Common Law, New York, King[']s College and the United
States by Paul E. Kerson, a Member of the New York Bar',
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7334
Extent: 125 leaves
Word-processed essay.Acquisition: Presented to the Library by Paul E. Kerson in 2007.
Typescript of unpublished work, 'Early Islamic history', n.d., by
Sir Hamilton Gibb (1895-1971), Arabic scholar
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2270
Extent: iii + 365 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Professor Wilferd Madelung, 1990.
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