Cherry Manuscripts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Cherry 1-41, 43-7
  • Dates of Creation
      15th-18th century
  • Language of Material
      Latin, Modern Greek (1453-), English, French, Italian, Spanish or Castilian, and Welsh.
  • Physical Description
      46 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Cherry's manuscripts, in Latin, Greek, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Welsh. The subject matter includes Greek language and literature.

Administrative / Biographical History

Francis Cherry, of Shottesbrooke, Berkshire, the Nonjuror and patron of Thomas Hearne, was born in 1665, matriculated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, 6 April 1682, but took no degree. He died on 23 September 1713. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

There is some doubt as to the exact manner in which Cherry's manuscripts passed to the Library, but they were received in the latter part of 1729.


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. III, nos. 9775-9820.