MS 227 is a mathematical notebook by Edward Tew (Fellow of St John’s College Oxford, matriculated 1753). It includes a trigonometry diagram.
MS 238 is a set of notes on a chemistry course attended by John Merrick M. D. in Oxford in 1692/3. Merrick was a Fellow of St John’s College (d. 1757).
MS 242 is a fair copy of an English translation of Palaephatus’ De incredibilibus undertaken as a ‘Founder’s exercise’ ca. 1775, by John Applebee (1756-1825), Fellow of St John’s College.
MS 263 is a student notebook opening with an unfinished summary of a conference held in 1622 between William Laud (1573-1645) and the Jesuit John Percy, alias Fisher (1569-1641), relating to the conversion of Mary Villiers (ca. 1570-1632).
MS 280 is an eighteenth century set of Latin exercises — chiefly in verse, but some prose — by Orlando Bowyer (matriculated St John’s 1737, BA 1741).
MS 281 is an eighteenth century set of notes and extracts from Latin, Greek and English texts (including Milton and passages from the Bible) relating to Homer’s Iliad made by Robert Weston (matriculated St John’s 1727, later a barrister at the Inner Temple, 1753).
MS 282 is an eighteenth-century set of notes and extracts relating to works by Virgil, Cicero and Sallust, made by George Swift (matriculated St John’s 1724, BA 1728).
MS 283 is a seventeenth century notebook of extracts or quotations from classical authors arranged by topic, possibly made by “Buckeridge”. Possible candidates are Arthur (1653-1706, matriculated St John’s 1670) or Nicholas (1649-1727, matriculated St John’s 1666).
MS 285 contains an eighteenth century Latin exercise entitled Non omnia possumus omnes addressed to Thomas Fry (classical scholar and President of St John’s College, 1757-1772) by William Wise (matriculated St John’s 1759, BA 1763, MA 1767, later Fellow).
MS 286 is an eighteenth-century notebook containing fair copy of translations of the first three eclogues of Nemisianus into English, produced for Thomas Fry (classical scholar and President of St John’s College, 1757-1772), by Thomas Cherry (1748-1822, matriculated St John’s in 1763).
MS 287 is an eighteenth-century exercise book containing a translation of Demosthenes Philippica I into English, produced by Francis Finch (b. 1737, matriculated St John’s in 1756).
MS 288 is an eighteenth-century notebook containing a translation Pliny the Younger’s Panegyricus into English, by John Peach (1739-1773, matriculated St John’s in 1757, later Fellow).
MS 289 is an eighteenth-century notebook containing fair copy of an essay ‘On Ridicule’ by Vicesimus Knox (1752-1821, matriculated St John’s in 1771, Headmaster of Tonbridge School and conduct writer).
MS 292 contains a set of five Latin lectures chiefly on works by Aristotle delivered by William Derham (1702-1757, President of St John’s) over the period 1727-29, together with sets of lecture notes(?) bearing dates as far back as 1723.
MS 347 is a notebook containing prayers, lecture notes, extracts and sermons, compiled during the reign of Charles II.
MS 368 is a set of manuscript commentaries and notes on various works by Aristotle, possibly taken at lectures between 1599 and 1600.