MC:F16 Papers of George Booth (Fellow 1816-1834)
How and when these papers arrived in the archives is unknown. George Booth (1791-1859) matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1809 but moved to Oxford in 1811 and matriculated at Lincoln College. He obtained his BA in 1813, was ordained a deacon in 1815 and a priest in 1816. He also received his MA in 1816. He was elected Yorkshire Fellow of Magdalen in 1816, which he retained until 1834. In 1823, Booth was created Bachelor of Divinity. He was made Vice-President in 1830 and Dean of Divinity in 1832. In 1833, he became vicar of Findon, Sussex and remained there until his death in 1859. Booth was an accomplished Latin scholar and wrote two volumes of Latin verse. His other works include essays on Eton and the national debt.
Catalogued January 2005.
MC:F16/MS1/1 n.d. (c. 1816–1848)
A bibliography of the works of Marcus Antonius Muretus [1550-1841], headed Operum Marci Antonii Mureti, Presbyt. Ac Jur-Cons. Sigillatim vel juncim editorum Series, Quam concinnavit G.B. A letter inserted loose at Fol. 28 addressed to the Revd. Mr. Booth from G. Gancia, Brighton [dated: 27 Jan 1848] shows that the compiler was George Booth.
Fols 29-30v and 32v-33v: notes on ‘The Library of Muret and his MSS’
Fols 31-32: notes on unedited works of Muret
MC:F16/MS1/2 n.d. (c. 1816–1848)
A fair copy of the material in MC:F16/MS1/1, but extending only to 7 pages; the remainder is blank.
MC:F16/MS1/3 n.d. (c. 1816–1848)
An edition of MS of the works of Muretus, bought or written by George Booth, headed Marci Antonii Mureti et ad eum Aliorum aliquot Epistolae, Praefationes Ejus, et Orationes, ex Editionibus Davidus Ruhnkenii Lugd. B tav. 1789, Caroli Henrici Frotscheri, Lips. 1834, In sui quaeque temporis ordinem Omens nunc primum digesta.
Papers inserted loose at the end are:
a) an intinerary of Muret ‘in the suite of the Cardinals Hippolytus IId D’Este Cardinal of Ferrara, and his nephew Lewis D’Este Cardinal D’Este
b) a ‘Character of the Cardinal Hippolytus D’Este, Cardinal of Ferrara, and of his nephew Lewis D’Este, Cardinal D’Este’ derived from Muret’s writings.
MC:F16/MS1/4 n.d. (c. 1816–1848)
Manuscript by Booth titled Annals of Aldus and his sons, and grandson 1449-1597.
[Aldus Manutius (1449-1515) was a grammarian and humanist but is most known for his greatness as a typographer and editor. In 1493, Aldus established a printing house in Venice with Andrea Torresani da Asolo. Aldus’ publishing activity, in contrast to the vast majority of printing during the incunable period, was inspired by clear cultural and intellectual goals in addition to economic ones. Founder of the Philhellenic Academy, he contributed in a decisive manner to the study and cultivation of Greek letters in Italy. The italic type, which has come to be associated with Aldus’ name more than any other, was first used in an octavo edition of Virgil in 1501]