Translations by Sir James Douie

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. d. 687-98
  • Dates of Creation
      Late 19th-early 20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      12 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Translation by Sir James Douie of parts of Vespasiano da Bisticci, Vite de uomini illustri del secolo XV, ed. Lodovico Frati (Bologna, 1892-3), with related papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir James McCrone Douie (1854-1935) was a colonial administrator. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Sir James Douie's daughter in 1967.


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

Other 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. 45485-96.

Geographical Names