A collection of manuscripts relating to medieval British history and literature. The manuscripts are mainly Latin, but also include some English, Middle English, French, Anglo-Norman, Gaelic and Irish.
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Fairfax 2-29
- Dates of Creation12th-17th century
- Language of MaterialLatin, English, French, Gaelic or Scottish Gaelic, Middle English (1100-1500), and Irish.
- Physical Description28 shelfmarks
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Administrative / Biographical History
Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Baron Fairfax (1612-1671) was a general. 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 http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Thomas Fairfax in 1671.
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 II Nos. 3882-3909.