Two Copies of Peter Heylyn's Journal

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. e. 178, e. 234
  • Dates of Creation
      17th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Two 17th century copies of Peter Heylyn's satirical journal of a visit to France in 1625, entitled 'A monethes jorney into France', published without the author's consent as France painted to the life (London, 1656).

Administrative / Biographical History

Peter Heylyn (1600-1662) was an ecclesiastical writer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

The copies were purchased by the Library in 1927 and 1939.


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. 45718-19.