Fynes Moryson: Itinerary

Scope and Content

Transcript from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 94, being the unpublished fourth part of Fynes Moryson's Itinerary, made for Charles Hughes in preparation for his Shakespeare's Europe (London, 1903). There are 1137 folios in total. The versos are blank. The pages of the manuscript are given at the head or in the margin.

Administrative / Biographical History

Fynes Moryson (1566-1630) entered Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1580. He obtained the degrees of B.A. and M.A. (1587), and was made a Fellow about 1584. Between 1591 and 1595 he visited Germany, the Low Countries, Denmark, Poland, Italy, Switzerland and France, and in 1598 he travelled to the Holy Land and Constantinople, and visited Scotland. He was Chief Secretary to Sir Charles Blount, Lord-Deputy in Ireland, 1601-1606, and during this time helped in the suppression of Tyrone's rebellion. Moryson died on 12 February 1630.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased 1903.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entries on Moryson in Sidney Lee, ed., Dictionary of national biography, Vol. XIII (London, 1909), pp. 1069-1071.

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