Papers of Edward Bensly

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 724-5, d. 1103, e. 1135, f. 642-3, g. 212-13
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Scope and Content

Papers of Edward Bensly, mainly relating to the identification of quotations used by 17th- and 18th-century authors, including Robert Burton, Jeremy Taylor and William Drummond of Hawthornden.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Bensly (1863-1939) was an English scholar. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library, ca. 1940.


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. 44742-9.