Crynes Manuscripts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 Crynes 837; MSS. Add. C. 85; Auct. D. 4. 11, D. 5. 3, F. 6. 10; Bodl. 634, 641, 673, 881, 923, 939-40, 943, 958, 985, 988
  • Dates of Creation
      11th-18th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Latin, English, and French.
  • Physical Description
      15 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Manuscripts collected by Nathaniel Crynes, including legal documents, and Biblical, philosophical, theological and literary manuscripts.

Administrative / Biographical History

Nathaniel Crynes (1686-1745) was Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, and Superior Bedel of Arts (1716).

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

Nos. 27686-92 were presented to the Library by Nathaniel Crynes in 1736; nos. 27699-707 were bequeathed to the Library by Crynes in 1745.


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. 27686-92 and 27699-707.