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Manuscripts list

The surviving casebooks of Simon Forman, Richard Napier and Sir Richard Napier are all housed at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. For further information on them see our page about the volumes.

Simon Forman’s casebooks

  • MS Ashmole 234 (Forman, vol. 1), ff. 157, 16 Mar 1596–20 Jan 1597
  • MS Ashmole 226 (Forman, vol. 2), ff. 341, 20 Jan 1597–20 Feb 1598
  • MS Ashmole 195 (Forman, vol. 3), ff. 280, 20 Feb 1598–8 Feb 1599
  • MS Ashmole 219 (Forman, vol. 4), ff. 260, 6 Feb 1599–1 Jan 1600
  • MS Ashmole 236 (Forman, vol. 5), ff. 303, 2 Jan 1600–4 Jan 1601
  • MS Ashmole 411 (Forman, vol. 6), ff. 208, 26 Dec 1600–29 Nov 1601, 9 May 1603–5 Sep 1603
  • Additional entries can also be found in MS Ashmole 174 (Assorted Papers, vol. 1), MS Ashmole 204 (Assorted Papers, vol. 2) and MS Ashmole 240 (Assorted Papers, vol. 3).

Richard Napier’s casebooks

  • MS Ashmole 175 (Napier, vol. 1), ff. 155, 26 Jan–6 Sep 1597
  • MS Ashmole 182 (Napier, vol. 2), ff. 265, 13 Feb 1597–16 Jul 1598
  • MS Ashmole 228 (Napier, vol. 3), ff. 285, 17 Jul 1598–26 Feb 1600
  • MS Ashmole 202 (Napier, vol. 4), ff. 238, 26 Feb–31 Dec 1600
  • MS Ashmole 404 (Napier, vol. 5), ff. 328, 2 Jan 1601–8 Mar 1602
  • MS Ashmole 221 (Napier, vol. 6), ff. 350, 13 Mar 1602–17 Feb 1603
  • MS Ashmole 207 (Napier, vol. 7), ff. 261, 17 Feb 1603–11 Apr 1605
  • MS Ashmole 197 (Napier, vol. 8), ff. 164, 17 Feb 1603–9 Mar 1604
  • MS Ashmole 415 (Napier, vol. 9), ff. 246, 8 Feb 1604–9 Mar 1605
  • MS Ashmole 216 (Napier, vol. 10), ff. 279, 9 Mar–24 Dec 1605
  • MS Ashmole 215 (Napier, vol. 11), ff. 326, 26 Dec 1605–6 Dec 1606, 26 Apr–1 Jun 1607
  • MS Ashmole 193 (Napier, vol. 12), ff. 363, 23 Oct 1606–27 Jan 1608
  • MS Ashmole 229 (Napier, vol. 13), ff. 349, 22 Jan 1608–14 Apr 1609
  • MS Ashmole 338 (Napier, vol. 14), ff. 190, 23 Sep 1608–3 Apr 1609
  • MS Ashmole 335 (Napier, vol. 15), ff. 203, 6 Dec 1608–8 May 1614
  • MS Ashmole 203 (Napier, vol. 16), ff. 290, 14 Apr 1609–16 May 1610
  • MS Ashmole 329 (Napier, vol. 17), ff. 150, 23 Nov 1609–21 Nov 1610
  • MS Ashmole 239 (Napier, vol. 18), ff. 218, 16 Mar 1610–26 Jan 1611
  • MS Ashmole 334 (Napier, vol. 19), ff. 204, 17 Aug 1609–17 May 1611
  • MS Ashmole 200 (Napier, vol. 20), ff. 268, 12 Jan 1611–18 Feb 1612
  • MS Ashmole 409 (Napier, vol. 21), ff. 254, 19 Feb–3 Dec 1612
  • MS Ashmole 199 (Napier, vol. 22), ff. 216, 3 Dec 1612–25 Aug 1613
  • MS Ashmole 237 (Napier, vol. 23), ff. 218, 20 May 1614–24 Apr 1615
  • MS Ashmole 196 (Napier, vol. 24), ff. 209, 19 Apr 1615–7 Aug 1616
  • MS Ashmole 408 (Napier, vol. 25), ff. 215, 20 Feb–23 Sep 1616
  • MS Ashmole 198 (Napier, vol. 26), ff. 218, 24 Sep 1616–6 Jun 1617
  • MS Ashmole 220 (Napier, vol. 27), ff. 218, 6 Jun 1617–26 Feb 1618
  • MS Ashmole 201 (Napier, vol. 28), ff. 265, 26 Feb–18 Aug 1618
  • MS Ashmole 230 (Napier, vol. 29), ff. 298, 19 Aug 1618–17 May 1619
  • MS Ashmole 235 (Napier, vol. 30), ff. 218, 17 May–11 Sep 1619
  • MS Ashmole 213 (Napier, vol. 31), ff. 213, 12 Sep 1619–18 Apr 1620
  • MS Ashmole 414 (Napier, vol. 32), ff. 257, 19 Apr–3 Nov 1620
  • MS Ashmole 233 (Napier, vol. 33), ff. 186, 3 Nov 1620–31 May 1621
  • MS Ashmole 231 (Napier, vol. 34), ff. 217, 1 Jun 1621–19 Feb 1622
  • MS Ashmole 223 (Napier, vol. 35), ff. 226, 19 Feb–17 Jul 1622
  • MS Ashmole 222 (Napier, vol. 36), ff. 226, 18 Jul 1622–28 Feb 1623
  • MS Ashmole 218 (Napier, vol. 37), ff. 278, 1 Mar–11 Oct 1623
  • MS Ashmole 413 (Napier, vol. 38), ff. 263, 11 Oct 1623–28 Jun 1624
  • MS Ashmole 402 (Napier, vol. 39), ff. 213, 29 Jun 1624–1 Mar 1625
  • MS Ashmole 217 (Napier, vol. 40), ff. 221, 2 Mar–29 Aug 1625
  • MS Ashmole 224 (Napier, vol. 41), ff. 389, 29 Sep 1625–20 Feb 1627
  • MS Ashmole 227 (Napier, vol. 42), ff. 304, 20 Feb–7 Nov 1627
  • MS Ashmole 410 (Napier, vol. 43), ff. 226, 7 Nov 1627–25 Jan 1628
  • MS Ashmole 405 (Napier, vol. 44), ff. 304, 25 Apr–7 Dec 1628
  • MS Ashmole 407 (Napier, vol. 45), ff. 229, 15 Dec 1628–11 May 1629
  • MS Ashmole 406 (Napier, vol. 46), ff. 322, 7 May–8 Dec 1629
  • MS Ashmole 194 (Napier, vol. 47), ff. 262, 9 Dec 1629–3 Jun 1630
  • MS Ashmole 238 (Napier, vol. 48), ff. 255, 3 Jun–27 Nov 1630
  • MS Ashmole 232 (Napier, vol. 49), ff. 270, 29 Nov 1630–1 Jul 1631
  • MS Ashmole 212 (Napier, vol. 50), ff. 302, 1 Jul 1631–17 Mar 1632
  • MS Ashmole 416 (Napier, vol. 51), ff. 259, (with additional entries by Sir Richard Napier), 17 Mar–6 Sep 1632
  • MS Ashmole 214 (Napier, vol. 52), ff. 243, 11 Sep 1632–3 Apr 1633
  • MS Ashmole 211 (Napier, vol. 53), ff. 285, 4 Apr 1633–12 Nov 1634
  • MS Ashmole 412 (Napier, vol. 54), ff. 333, (with additional entries by Sir Richard Napier), 8 Oct 1633–11 Sep 1635
  • Additional entries can also be found in MS Ashmole 174 (Assorted Papers, vol. 1), MS Ashmole 204 (Assorted Papers, vol. 2), MS Ashmole 240 (Assorted Papers, vol. 3) and MS Ashmole 181 (Napier Papers).

Sir Richard Napier’s casebooks

  • MS Ashmole 177 (Sir Richard Napier, vol. 1), ff. 257, c. 1634–1640
  • MS Ashmole 340 (Sir Richard Napier, vol. 2), ff. 194, 1635
  • Additional entries can also be found in MS Ashmole 240 (Assorted Papers, vol. 3), MS Ashmole 416 (Napier, vol. 51) and MS Ashmole 412 (Napier, vol. 54).

Various papers

  • MS Ashmole 174 (Assorted Papers, vol. 1), ff. 303, (with entries by Simon Forman and Mr Richard Napier), 1597–1631
  • MS Ashmole 204 (Assorted Papers, vol. 2), ff. 256, (with entries by Simon Forman and Mr Richard Napier), 1599–1619
  • MS Ashmole 240 (Assorted Papers, vol. 3), ff. 256, (with entries by Simon Forman, Mr Richard Napier and Sir Richard Napier), 1599–1642
  • MS Ashmole 181 (Napier Papers), ff. 281, (with entries by Mr Richard Napier), 1598–1629

Cite this as: Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, and John Young, ‘Manuscripts list’, A Critical Introduction to the Casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/reading-the-casebooks/the-manuscripts/manuscripts-list, accessed 16 October 2018.