Selden, John, 1584-1654

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John Selden (1584-1654) was a lawyer, parliamentarian and a scholar. His De Diis Syris (1617) established his credentials as an orientalist, which were consolidated by his later studies in rabbinical law. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography .

From the guide to the Oriental manuscripts of John Selden, 13th-17th century, (University of Oxford, Department of Oriental Collections, Bodleian Library)

English jurist.

From the description of Autograph signature to document, 1650 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664616

John Selden was a legal historian and antiquarian whose works included the influential History of Tithes (1628) and De jure naturali (1640). He is also known for the posthumously published Table-Talk (1689), short comments on religious and moral issues.

From the description of Privileges of the baronage of England when they sitt in Parliament / collected by Mr. Selden of the Inner Temple, 1620s. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702193912

Epithet: of Sloane MS 1199

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000707.0x000373

Epithet: of Stowe MS 153

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000707.0x000374

Epithet: of Hargrave MS 165

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000707.0x000372

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referencedIn Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893. Houghton Library
referencedIn A Volume, in folio; on paper, intitled " Breviatts out off the Recordes in the Tower conscerninge the Authoritye off The Chauncerye: with Directions howe to finde the Originalls." At the end are the following Articles:1. " A Discourse written by Mr. ... British Library
referencedIn A COLLECTION Of miscellaneous political and other tracts, etc., in different hands; 1572-1635. 1. Star Chamber cases, viz. :-(a) Judgments against Thomas Howard, Earl of Suffolk, late Lord Treasurer, Catherine, his wife, and Sir John Bingley, for tak... British Library
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654. To the reader of Sir James Sempills appendix for soe much as concernes Scalliger and Selden : manuscript, [ca. 1620] Houghton Library
creatorOf Bagshaw, Edward, d. 1662. Bagshaw's reading on the clergy, 1640. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654. Table talk, [late 17th century]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Petition of Right, parliamentary proceedings, 1628 Senate House Library (University of London)
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654. The Discourse of John Selden, or his sense of various matters of weight and high consequence relating especially to religion and state, 1689. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Kinney, Evelyn M.,. Additional Bantz-Beardsworth family papers, 1618-1945. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn England and Wales. Parliament. Transactions of Parliament : manuscript, [16--] Houghton Library
creatorOf Cotton, Robert, Sir, 1571-1631. [Miscellaneous political speeches and treatises] : manuscript, 1610-1650. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Selden, John. Table-talk : London, Pickering : manuscript, 1847. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sloane 1466Paper, 4to., ff. 456, XVII Century.1. Josephi Webb Epistola in imitationem Ciceronis Epistolarum. ff. 1b, 301.Tit. 'Exemplum Imitationis dianocticae Webbianae.'2. Servii Sulpicii Epistola ad M. T. Ciceronem. ff. 2-6.Deficit in verbis, 'apu... British Library
creatorOf Digges, Dudley, Sir, 1583-1639. Speeches : concering the Petition of Right : manuscript, [ca. 1628] Houghton Library
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654,. Bibliotheca Seldeniana : seu catalogus librorum doctissimi et qua patet orbis christianus suo merito clarissimi Jo. Seldeni tou makaritou qui in Bibliotheca Bodleiana Oxon asservantur : manuscript, [ca. 1659] Houghton Library
referencedIn Selden Manuscripts, 1598-1655 Bodleian Library, Oxford
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn ENGLAND'S EPINOMIS, by John Selden [1584-1654]: a sketch in ten chapters of the history of the laws of England, with the text of some of the most important, from the earliest times to Afaciia Carta. A short chronological table is annexed. Printed in ... British Library
referencedIn Rawdon, Marmaduke, Sir. [Commonplace book], [ca. 1629-1632]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sloane 1200Paper, in folio, ff. 129, XVII century.1. The several speeches etc. delivered in Parliament, April 1640Grievances discussed in the House of Commons; 13 April 1640. ff. 3 and 36.Serjeant Glanvile’s speech to the King, 15 April 1640 f. 4. b.... British Library
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654. [Table-talk], [17th century]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Selected items copied from a book of Sir Richard Grosvenor, 1637 Senate House Library (University of London)
referencedIn Wilkin, Theadora, 18th cent. The wandering soul in conference with Adam, Noah and Simon Cleopas [manuscript], ca. 1700. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654. A brief treatise of a booke called Speculum univers or, Universall mirror. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Parliament: Proceedings in both Houses: 1621-1628/9.George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham: Political poems and epitaphs, etc., on: 1620-1628.George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham: Parliamentary speeches, papers, etc., touching: 1620-1628.includes... British Library
creatorOf Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649. The general book of oaths both ancient and modern [manuscript], ca. 1630. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Oriental manuscripts of John Selden, 13th-17th century University of Oxford, Department of Oriental Collections, Bodleian Library
referencedIn Sloane 1199Paper, in folio, ff. 104, XVII century.Notes by Dr Benfield on Amos, cap. V. vv. 4-22.Interspersed are:-1. Part of a sermon on J. Vaulx funeral, f. 14.2. Medical excerpts, f. 16. b.3. The state of the kingdom at this present (about1628) re... British Library
creatorOf Cotton, Robert, Sir, 1571-1631. [Miscellaneous political speeches and treatises] : manuscript, 1610-1650. Texas Christian University
referencedIn COLLECTIONS on the Court of (Chancery: a volume very similar in its contents to Hargrave MS. 249, and based largely on the collections of William Lambarde. With an index at the end. The contents are as follows:-1. " A discourse of the High Courts of... British Library
referencedIn A Volume, in folio, on paper : containing, 1. A Treatise concerning the Chancery. fol. 1. 2. Breviats out of the Records in the Tower, concerning the Authority of the Chancery with directions how to find the Originals. fol. 143. 3. An Extract from Gi... British Library
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654. Two treatises : one of the ecclesiasticall jurisdiction of testaments the other of the disposition or administration of intestate goods / written by John Selden of the Inner Temple Esq. : manuscript, 1639. Houghton Library
referencedIn Marsham, John, Sir, 1602-1685. Commonplace book, [ca. 1670]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf England. Court of Star Chamber. Defense statements submitted to the Star Chamber : manuscript, [ca. 1630] Houghton Library
creatorOf Elsynge, Henry, 1577-1635 or 6,. Of judicature in Parliament [manuscript], ca. 1675. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Sacred to the memory of Vincent Corbet, 1619 [Apr-Jul]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Manuscripts of John Selden, 8th-18th century Bodleian Library, Oxford
referencedIn A folio Volume, of Collections on Chancery Jurisdiction; on paper: containing, 1. Breviates out of the Records in the Tower concerning the Authority of the Chancery, with directions to find the Originals. fol. 1. 2. De Cancellario et Cancellaria ex A... British Library
creatorOf Gere, Robert, d. ca. 1643. Bargain and sale from Robert Gere of Baurgh, Yorkshire, Gent., joint vendor with Thomas Corbert of St. Bride's, London, Gent., to John Selden and Roger Nicholls of Inner Temple, London, Esq. [manuscript], 1615 September 16. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Kent, Elizabeth Grey, Countess of, 1581-1651. Indenture conveying from Elizabeth, Dowager Countess of Kent, to Sir William Savile her third part of the manor and hundred of Bampton (Oxfordshire), 8 June 1640. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn THORNTON SUMMA DE LEGIBUS ET CONSUETUDINIBUS ANGLIE, 1939-[ongoing] British Library of Political and Economic Science
referencedIn A Volume of Miscellaneous and Law Papers: in folio; containing,1. Queen Elizabeth's Letter to Sultan Mahomet Cham. A. D. 1602. (Latin).fol. 1. 2. The Orders of Trayninge to be observed by the Muster Maisters A. D. 1599. fol. 3. 3. Thomas Walker to Mr... British Library
creatorOf Great Britain. Parliament. The orders, priviledges and punishments of the high house of parliament in England. Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654,. Treatise on tithes and ecclesiastical jurisdiction, ca. 1640. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn SPEECHES and other collections relating to Parliament; tempp. Hen. III.-Geo. III. 1. Extracts and notes from Rolls of Parliament, etc., tempp. Hen. III. -Chas. l.; partly (f 13) in the hand of Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon. ff. 1-14. 2. (a) " The... British Library
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654. Commonplace book, [16--]. Yale University, Law School Library
referencedIn TREATISE On Judicature in Parliament, evidently written in the reign of Charles I., beg. " The execucion of all our lawes." Precedents are freely quoted, the last being the accusations of the Earl of Bristol and the Duke of Buckingham in 1626; and th... British Library
referencedIn Maritime law and transcripts of judicial proceedings, [1635]-1728 Senate House Library (University of London)
referencedIn " CALENDARIUM generale rotulorum [tempp. John-Edw. IV.] in Turri Londinensi asservatorum." The titles only are given, arranged under each reign, as " Patentes," " Clausæ," " Fines," etc., with the number of the several rolls for each year. At the end... British Library
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654. Privileges of the baronage of England when they sitt in Parliament / collected by Mr. Selden of the Inner Temple, 1620s. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bliss, Philip, 1787-1857. Letter: 1842 Apr. 12, Oxford, to David Laing / Philip Bliss. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654. Autograph signature to document, 1650 July 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654. The discourse of John Selden, Esq. : or his sense of various matters of weight & high consequence, relating especially to religion & state, distingue tempora : manuscript, 1679. Houghton Library
creatorOf Selden, John, 1584-1654. [Table-talk], [mid 17th century]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn A folio Volume of Letters and Tracts, chiefly Historical. Containing, 1. A Report made by Sir Thomas Rowe to the Commons House of Parliament of a Declaration made by the Earle of Bristoll to both Houses of Parliament. December 1640. fol. 1. 2. Sir Th... British Library
referencedIn England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. A colleccion of the severall pleas and demurrers of certaine Parliament men committed by our Soueraigne Lord King Charles to the Tower of London att the ending of the Parliament holden att Westminster . . . to an informacion of Sir Roberte Heath, Knt., the kings Attorney Generall, Anno domini 1629 [manuscript], ca. 1629. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Cotton, Robert, Sir, 1571-1631. Englandes epinomis, ca. 1625. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn EXTRACTS from Public Records, etc., relating to the Chancery, the custody of the records, etc., with other miscellaneous papers, viz. :-1. Extracts from records, and copies of documents, relating to the custody of the Public Records, tempp. Edw. III.... British Library
referencedIn Owners of Manuscripts: Guide, Family of.includes:ff. 2-79 John Selden: Tabletalk: 17th cent.ff. 2-79 b Richard Milward, Canon of Windsor: J. Selden's Table-talk: 17th cent.ff. 80 b-82 b John Hampden, junior; MP for county Buckinghamshire: Charg... British Library
referencedIn Vol. IV. Middle of xviith cent.includes:f. 52 b Hugh Gobiun: Composition with Durham Priory, conc. land at Spennymoor: 1279.: Lat.: Copy.f. 124 Marshal, Earl: Manner of proceeding and trial in the Marshal's Court: 17th cent.f. 239 b Richard Wr... British Library
creatorOf Aethelgifu. [Will of Aethelgifu]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn LEGAL COLLECTIONS, with additions, viz.:-1. Proceedings in connection with the suit of John [Bancroft], Bishop of Oxford, to recover a debt from Sir Edward Heron; 1633. f. 3. 2. " The argument of Sir Francis Bacon, knight, the kings Attorney-Genera... British Library
creatorOf Oriental manuscripts of John Selden, 13th-17th century University of Oxford, Department of Oriental Collections, Bodleian Library
referencedIn Owners of Manuscripts: Guide, Family of.includes:ff. 2-67 George Ruggle, Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge: Ignoramus: comoedia: 1615.ff. 67 b-91 James I of England: Vox populi, or " Newes from Spayne": [1620].ff. 67 b-91 Philip III of Spain: Vox... British Library
referencedIn TRANSCRIPTS Of State papers and political tracts; circ. 1565-1629. The contents are :-1. A conference between William Axton, minister of Morton-Corbet, co. Salop, and [Thomas Bentham] Bishop of Lichfield, Thomas Bickley, Chancellor of Lichfield, and... British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS, chiefly political; 1540-1629. 1. " Certaine articles put forth vnto the Bishoppes . . . by the kinges maiestie in Juine, ao Do. 1540 [concerning Sacraments], to make an answeare vnto by ther learninges." See Strype, Cranmer, ed.... British Library
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Farnham, Surrey
England
Spanish Netherlands, Europe
Bromfield, Denbighshire
Andover, Hampshire
Cheshire, England
Spain, Europe
Chester, Cheshire
Ireland, Europe
London, England
Yale, Denbighshire
Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom
London, England
Boulogne, France
Milton-next-Sittingbourne, Kent
Great Britain
Ré, France
Hampton Meysey, Gloucestershire
Wolvesley Castle, Hampshire
Channel Islands, United Kingdom
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Chester, Cheshire
Somerset, England
England
La Rochelle, France
Gatcombe, Isle of Wght
Chelsea, Middlesex
India, Asia
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Clerkenwell, Middlesex
Colchester, Essex
Cascaes, Portugal
Netherlands, Europe
Cornwall, England
Great Britain
Guernsey, Channel Islands
England
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Netherlands, Europe
Cadiz, Spain
Wales, United Kingdom
Moulton, Suffolk
England
Summer Islands, Lake Michigan
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Aphorisms and apothegms--17th century
Manuscripts, Turkish
Manuscripts, Persian
Table-talk--Early works to 1800
Library catalogs--17th century
Tithes--History--Early works to 1800
Inheritance and succession--Early works to 1800
Mathematics
Arabic language
Theology
Probate law and practice--Early works to 1800
Conduct of life--17th century
Astronomy
Law--Study and teaching
Talmud
Ecclesiastical law--Early works to 1800
Law--History
Arabic literature
Manuscripts, Hebrew
Conduct of life--Quotations, maxims, etc
Manuscripts, Arabic
Jewish law
Nobility--Early works to 1800
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Birth 1584-12-16

Death 1654-11-30

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