John Rosewell ca.1635-1684

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John ROSEWELL ca.1635-1684

Biographical Note

Matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, on 2 April 1652, BA Corpus Christi College, Oxford 1655, MA 1659, BD 1667. Head Master of Eton College 1671, Canon of Windsor 1678, fellow of Eton 1683.


In his will, Rosewell bequeathed all his printed books to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, except any which were duplicates (either there, or on his own shelves already); these were to be disposed of as his executors thought best. Over 600 books from his gift, now in Corpus Christi, are identified in the online Oxford libraries catalogue.

Characteristic Markings

Rosewell only occasionally wrote his name in books; most are identified by an institutional printed book label detailing the bequest.