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Finding Aid for the Commonplace Book, 1684-1720
170/053  
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Description
This commonplace book's unidentified author was a student at Oxford. Much of the small volume is filled with accounts and receipts; these include statements of the author's expenses, ranging from tutors and booksellers to tobacco and candles. It also includes short letters, verse and prose entries, and directions for drawing and painting. Written in English, with some Latin and Hebrew.
Background
The author is a student at Oxford during the reign of James II. He is thus likely teenaged, and certainly male.
Extent
59 leaves extant : paper ; 145 x 96 mm. bound to 150 x 100 mm.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.