Clarendon Press Manuscripts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Clar. Press b. 6, b. 9-11, c. 1-23, c. 25-6, c. 28, c. 30-41, d. 2-58, e. 1-37, e. 39-60, e. 62, f. 1-2
  • Dates of Creation
      18th century-19th century
  • Language of Material
      English, Latin, Ancient Greek (to 1453), German, Coptic, and Italian.
  • Physical Description
      161 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous collection of printed books and manuscripts, relating to classical literature and theology.

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection comprises material owned or compiled by the following classical and oriental scholars of the 18th and 19th centuries: F. J. Bast (1771-1811); Edward Burton (1794-1836), Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford; Peter Elmsley (1773-1825); Salomon Hess (1763-1837); John Lewis (1675-1747); Cesar de Missy (1703-75); John Randolph (1749-1813); Giuseppe Torelli (1721-81); Jonathan Toup (1713-85); C. G. Woide (1725-90); and Daniel Wyttenbach (1746-1820).

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

Deposited on revocable loan in the Bodleian in 1885. The deposit, with some additions made after 1885, was converted into a gift in 1922.


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. 38004-165.