Conant Manuscripts

Scope and Content

Twenty-five volumes of sermons and theological notes by Dr John Conant.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr John Conant (1608-1694), theologian, was Rector of Exeter College, Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The volumes were bought from Messrs. John Taylor & Son, of Northampton, on 28 December 1883, for 3.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 29247-71.


Six volumes of sermons by Conant were printed, 1693-1722.