Merton College MS. 309
Former shelfmark: H. 3. 9
BOETHIUS, PRISCIAN, DONATUS &c.; S. XIII ex., XI
Fols. i-iv blank. On f. ivv is a table of contents to the whole book in an anglicana hand of s. xv.
Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. The outermost leaves were pastedowns in an earlier binding. At the foot of f. i, and at the foredge near the foot, are the marks of iron chain-staples. Near the foot of the last few leaves are marks of the usual large iron chain-staple.
Provenance and Acquisition
At the College by the early 14th cent. (UO46. 54).
On f. 88Av, in faint pencil, is ‘Verba … de …sol Thome de …’.
At the head of f. 115v is ‘Liber domus scolarium de Merton’ in Oxon’ de legato M. Ioh’ Reynham sacre pagine professoris et quondam socii eiusdem domus’. Reynham occ. as fellow in 1321 and 1330–1.
On f. 204v ‘Hugo Herle habet librum particularem’ and ‘Iste liber emptus fuit [pro l ... florinis]’. Herley (BRUO 918) was fellow in 1409, probably still in 1414.
At the head of f. 201v is ‘Iohanni Cole’, perhaps John Cole or Cale (BRUO 339), bachelor 1495, fellow briefly in 1496.
Inside the front cover is a sheet of paper, s. xvii, with a table of contents of that date and ‘Q. 3. 11. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘H. 3. 9 (CCCIX)’ in red; the College bookplate.
For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Merton College Library.
Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Warden and Fellows of Merton College .
Last Substantive Revision
2019-11-05: First online publication