Viner Papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Viner 1-53
  • Dates of Creation
      17th-18th century
  • Language of Material
      English, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      53 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of Charles Viner, including:  

  • Notes of law cases, 1705-44, mainly in shorthand, with names in longhand, and an index of cases in each volume, probably compiled for Viner
  • Legal notes, extracts and transcripts from printed works and legal cases
  • Legal papers and correspondence of Viner, ca 1680-1755

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Viner (1678-1756) was a legal writer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1860 and became the property of the Library in 1932.


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. 55483-535.

Related Material

The law library of Charles Viner is held by the Bodleian Law Library.