Tuesday, 7 February 2012

The Bodleian Library 1606-1613

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The Bodleian Library is the main library of the University of Oxford. Considered one of the oldest libraries in Europe, it is no surprise that its history goes back to the fifteenth century. The names below are of users of the library between 1606 and 1613. Some of the men were studying for BAs or MAs at Oxford, others were visiting scholars from English and Scottish universities or came from further afield, from places such as Sicily, Prague, Vienna and Antwerp.  

Brent

Tancred

Glidd

Veil

Aunsteius

Vitus

Leonhard

Barton

Bevill

Constantius

Jervis

Melchisedec

Fisher

Ericus

Ciriacus

Gawin

Reinhold


The source used for this list was 'The Register of the University of Oxford', vol. II, (1887). Names from 1614 to 1621 will be covered in a future post. I'm rather liking Tancred, a Norman name meaning 'thought and counsel', and Vitus, an Ancient Roman name derived from the Latin vita meaning 'life'.

Image:  The Town Clerk by Albert Anker.