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Nathaniel Crynes

(1685—1745) book collector


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(1685/6–1745) Educated at St John's College, Oxford, of which he became a fellow, Crynes is best known as a book collector. He owned a wide range of English and foreign books and MSS. These were bequeathed variously to the Bodleian Library, St John’s, Balliol, and Lincoln colleges, and to his sister Hannah.

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Subjects: Bibliography.


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