front4 (ff. I-IV) + 18 (ff. V-VI, 1-6) + 212 (ff. 7-18) + 312 (ff. 19-30) + 412 (ff. 31-42) + 512 (ff. 43-54) + 612 (ff. 55-66) + 712 (ff. 67-78) + 812 (ff. 79-90) + 912 (ff. 91-102) + 1012 (ff. 103-114) + 1112 (ff. 115-126) + 1212 (ff. 127-138) + 1312 (ff. 139-150) + 1412 (ff. 151-162) + 155 (ff. 163-166, VII) + end2 (ff. VIII-IX)
Manuscripts

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 175

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Memoriale attributed to Walter of Coventry
  • Latin
  • French language
  • s. xiiiex
  • composite manuscript
  • English manuscripts
  • vellum
Identifiers
Shelfmark
175
Type
histories manuscript miscellanies
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Latin Secondary: French
Date
s. xiiiex
Late 13th century (James).
Origin, provenance
Origin: EnglandEngland

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ass. with Walter of CoventryWalter of Coventry
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An inscription on f. 7r associates the chronicle or rather memoriale with a frater Walter of Coventry. Stubbs argued that he would have been the author of the chronicle, that the manuscript was compiled at York (largely on the basis of f. 5 and similarities with material elsewhere) and that Walter was himself a brother of the community at St Mary’s. M. R. James, however, argued that Walter of Coventry’s relationship to St Mary’s remains unproven and that the inscripion merely suggests that he had been the owner of the MS. In support of the latter, he cites a number of examples of the phrase Memoriale foll. by a personal name, which he suggests refer to “a donation on the part of the person named”.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
Material
vellum
Dimensions
11.4 ″ × 7.4 ″
Collation
front4 (ff. I-IV) + 18 (ff. V-VI, 1-6) + 212 (ff. 7-18) + 312 (ff. 19-30) + 412 (ff. 31-42) + 512 (ff. 43-54) + 612 (ff. 55-66) + 712 (ff. 67-78) + 812 (ff. 79-90) + 912 (ff. 91-102) + 1012 (ff. 103-114) + 1112 (ff. 115-126) + 1212 (ff. 127-138) + 1312 (ff. 139-150) + 1412 (ff. 151-162) + 155 (ff. 163-166, VII) + end2 (ff. VIII-IX)
Foliation / Pagination
The old foliation, which is that followed in the online facsimile, is noted as incorrect by James. What is now ff. V-VI ought to have been ff. 1–2, to judge by his description.
Palaeographical information
Script
Gothic cursive
“in a good hand, approaching the charter hand” (James). Gothic cursive?
Table of contents
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[dig. img.] Parker Library on the Web: manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Online: Stanford Libraries. URL: <https://parker.stanford.edu/parker>.
[ed.] Stubbs, Wiliam, Memoriale fratris Walteri de Coventria: the historical collection of Walter of Coventry, 2 vols, London: Longman & Co; Trubner & Co, 1872–1873.
HathiTrust – vols 1-2: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link> Google Books – vol. 1: <link>, <link> Google Books – vol. 2: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

James, M. R., A descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Cambridge, 1912.  
Volume 1, in three parts: pt. 1 (nos. 1-100), pt. 2 (nos. 1-156) and pt. 3 (nos. 157-250). Volume 2, in four parts: pt. 4 (nos. 251-350), pt. 5 (nos. 351-450), pt. 6 (nos. 451-358), pt. 7 (Introduction, corrigenda, etc., and index).
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link>, <link> HathiTrust: <link>
Vol. 1, 402–405 [id. 175.] direct link

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