Lonsdale Manuscripts

Scope and Content

Seven volumes of 'Greek Essays' compiled by Mary Lonsdale. The volumes are distinguished by exquisite calligraphy and great variety of coloured illustration.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mary Lonsdale of Bath Easton near Bath.

Access Information

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).

Acquisition Information

Two of the volumes were presented to the Library by Mary Lonsdale in 1844. The rest were presented to the Library at a later date.


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. 28518-24.