Manuscripts collected by Anthony Askew, relating to classical literature. The manuscripts include notes by Dr John Taylor and alphabetical lists of words in the works of classical authors by Johannes Caravella.
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Auct. V. 2 infra 2. 1-11, 11, 11, 12-15; Bodl. 960-4
- Dates of Creation18th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialLatin, English, and Ancient Greek (to 1453).
- Physical Description22 shelfmarks
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Administrative / Biographical History
Anthony Askew (1722-1774) was a classical scholar, physician and collector of manuscripts and books. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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The manuscripts were bought at the auction of the library of Anthony Askew in 1785.
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. V, nos. 27897-918.