Sermons by David Wilkins

Scope and Content

Ten volumes of sermons by David Wilkins, with 'an account of my sermons, when & where preached', 1717-45. Interspersed through the volumes are 23 sermons in a different hand, preached 1695-1719.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Wilkins (1685-1745) was Archdeacon of Suffolk, a classical scholar and antiquary. 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 volumes were bought from C.W. Traylen in 1961.


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. II, nos. 46726-35.