Notebooks compiled by John or Charles Towneley at Douai College

Scope and Content

Notebooks compiled by John or Charles Towneley at Douai College, 1651-2, containing disputations and commentaries on Aristotle, with special reference to the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas. A printed schedule of subjects in logic to be disputed by John Ashton, 1651, has been removed from the back of f. 47, and is now [pr. bk.] Vet. E1. a. 1 (3).

Administrative / Biographical History

John or Charles Towneley (alias Ashton).

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library from Guntrips, 1960.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, 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. II, nos. 48016-18.

Custodial History

Early shelfmarks inscribed on the first page of each volume 6.5: 163'-165; Sotheby's 27 June 1883 (Towneley Hall sale), lot 1; (f. 44) owned by Capt. W. Jaggard; bought, Hodgson's, 22 Oct. 1948, part of lot 595; (f. 47-8).


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