Manuscripts

General category: Other manuscripts

Results (1–25/103)
The present classification is only rudimentary. It will ultimately be replaced by a new system with greater care for data concerning each manuscript’s date, origin and provenance.

German manuscript containing copies of works by Boethius, Severinus, Isidore of Seville and Eusebius. An item of Irish and Welsh interest is the letter known as the Bamberg cryptogram.

  • s. x/xiin

Manuscript containing a Bollandist collection of saints' Lives, including a Life of St Fintan.

  • s. xvii

An early copy of Adomnán's De locis sanctis

  • s. ix

Compilation of saints' Lives, including Lives of St Brigit and St Fursa

  • s. xiii

Compilation of saints' Lives, including Lives of St Brigit and St Fursa

  • s. x/xi
Not yet published.

A part of the ‘Cotton-Corpus legendary’ which covers feast-days for the months of October, November and December. The other parts of the legendary are to be found in London, British Library, MS Cotton Nero E i.

  • s. xi2

Various transcripts, including one of Vita Ælfredi regis from what was London, British Library, MS Cotton Otho A xii (before the 1731 fire), created for Matthew Parker at a time when Parker had not yet added his interpolations to the exemplar.

  • c. 1550 x 1574

Manuscript of two independent volumes. The first volume contains the A-version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (ff 1r-32r).

  • s. ix-xi + s. viii-ix

A manuscript collection of canon law, including a number of Old English texts.

  • s. xi2

Manuscript of the Epistles of St Paul, written by an Irish scribe, presumably in Northumbria. It belongs with four leaves of BL, MS Cotton Vitellius C vii. 

  • s. viii
  • Anonymous [hand of CTC B.10.5]
Not yet published.

English composite manuscript which seems to consist of parts of two originally independent compilations: I. a 12th-century MS of Sawley provenance (pp. 1-40, 73-252), and II. a 14th-century MS of Bury St Edmunds (pp. 253-642, 41-72). Neither is complete since part I belongs together with CCCC MS 66, and part II with CCCC MS 66A. This arrangement was made in the 16th century, when Matthew Parker took the Sawley and Bury St Edmunds manuscripts, split each of them, rebound the material and donated the combined second halves to Corpus Christi College.

  • s. xii – s. xiv
Not yet published.

Composite work consisting of an early 9th-century Mercian prayerbook and two accretions of later date.

  • s. xiii/xiv + s. ixin + s. xivex/xvin
Cotton library, MS Otho A xii
Not yet published.

A lost manuscript of Asser’s Life of King Alfred. Originally an independent manuscript and later part of what once constituted London, British Library, MS Cotton Otho A xii, it was destroyed by the Ashburnham House fire of 1731. Although the original is irretrievably lost, significant information about its character and contents can be gleaned from transcripts and descriptions written before the fire.

  • c.1000
Cotton library, MS Otho A xii
Not yet published.

A manuscript of the Old English poem The Battle of Maldon, now lost.

Not yet published.

A composite manuscript mostly containing works by Gerald of Wales.

  • s. xii – s. xvi
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 400
Not yet published.
  • s. xiiiin