Project:Manuscripts

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There are currently 786 entries for manuscripts in the catalogue. Here is a list of the last 30 entries that have been added or modified. Fuller details can be seen by visiting the page.

Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1336 4 (H 3. 17) [s. xvi]
Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 E 29 (1134) = Book of Fermoy [s. xiv/xv]
Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 80 (Phillipps 10842) [s. xviii]
Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 531 [s. xv / s. xvi]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512 I (ff. 101-122, 1-36, 45-52) [s. xv / s. xvi]
Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS E iv 3 (11) = Book of Ó Lochlainn (Book of the O’Loughlins) [s. xviii]
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Llanstephan MS 116 [s. xv]
Chatsworth (Derbyshire), Book of Lismore [s. xv]
Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 7 (Phillipps 9748) [s. xvi]
Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 587 = Codex regularum [s. xii]
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 10 [s. xivmed]
Cambridge, Trinity College, MS O.7.1 [s. xivin]
London, British Library, MS Cotton Vespasian E xi [s.xiiimed and s. xiii]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 610 [s. xv]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 487 [s. xv + s. xvii]
Laon, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 26 = Cassiodorus in Psalmos [s. ixin]
St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana, VadSlg MS 34 part 2 (ff. 16r-23v) (165) [s. x/xi]
London, British Library, Royal MS 13 B VIII [c. 1196-1223]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson C 821 [c. 1300]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 485 = Codex Insulensis (MS R1 or R) [s. xiv (?)]
London, British Library, MS Harleian 5280 [s. xviin]
Plas Bodorgan, Bodorgan manuscript (Wotton's M) [s. xiv1]
London, British Library, MS Cotton Cleopatra B v 1 (ff. 1-164) [s. xiv1]
London, British Library, MS Cotton Cleopatra B v [s. xiv1 and s. xivmed]
London, British Library, MS Cotton Cleopatra B v 3 (ff. 223-250) [s. xiv1]
London, British Library, MS Cotton Cleopatra B v 2 (ff. 165-222) [s. xivmed]
London, British Library, MS Additional 15350 = Codex Wintoniensis [1130 x 1150]
London, British Library, MS Harleian 1796 [c. 1260]
London, British Library, MS Cotton Cleopatra A xiv = Liber de Consuetudinibus de Cardiff [s. xiv1]
London, British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius D iii [s. xiiex / s. xiiiin]
...further results

In the process of creating entries for manuscripts, the emphasis so far has been primarily on providing a dependable framework and adding references to essential resources, notably library catalogues, diplomatic editions and digital repositories like Early Manuscripts at Oxford University and Irish Script on Screen. The contents of each manuscript are described in two ways. A list of texts for which entries are available is automatically generated. In addition, more detailed, manually entered descriptions will be offered on separate pages. Progress in this area is naturally slow and has been most apparent with regard to a handful of the better known manuscripts, such as Lebor na hUidre, the Book of Leinster or the Yellow Book of Lecan.

While Irish and Welsh studies are no doubt served by a number of excellent catalogues that will remain an indispensable port of call for researchers for some time to come, there is also a need for something more readily accessible that stays on top of the ongoing flow. This need is felt to be particularly acute in the case of older works, such as Abbott and Gwynn’s catalogue referred to below.

Further, work on individual manuscripts and particular collections tends to leave many loose ends that need to be tied up in a centralised manner. There is no cross-catalogue search, for instance, and the chances that textual material relevant to one’s studies goes unnoticed remain very real today. It is hoped that ultimately, by addressing these concerns, the project will go some way to offering a solid platform for cooperation between manuscript-holding institutions. Needless to say, interested parties are strongly encouraged to contact us.

Subprojects

Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin

The Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College by T. K. Abbott and E. J. Gwynn is still a first port of call for anyone who is looking for information about the Irish manuscripts held in Trinity College Library, Dublin. However, it was published in 1921 and is now in serious need of an ‘update’ which is mindful of new research that has been piling up over the last 90 years. This subproject seeks to address this issue, notably by offering fresh tables of contents with further links to texts indexed in the catalogue.


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