A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

Merton College 23. dd. 11


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Four leaves


32 long lines.


Origin: s. xiii/xiv

Provenance and Acquisition

Bound in 23. dd. 11 (Seneca, Paris 1587).

Five more leaves in Oxford, Corpus Christi Coll., MS 490 nos 7-8, 115, taken from ‘O. 22. 1’ (Strabo, Arras 1587), and ‘LE. 17. b. 4’ (N. Sanderus, Rome 1588, belonged to John Reynolds); two fragms. in MS 489, no. 86, taken from ‘LD. 1. c. 27’ (N. Sanderus, &c., Ingolstadt 1588, &c., belonged to John Reynolds); four leaves in Westminster Abbey, MS 36, nos 4-5, taken from ‘G. 2. 44’ (J. Stobaeus, Frankfurt 1581); another bifolium in Bodl. Libr., 4oC. 95. Art. (T. Cartwright, Heidelberg 1575, ‘Liber Universitatis Oxon. Ex dono Iohannis Barchami Collegii Corporis Christi Socii’). On Corpus Christi Coll., MS 490, no. 115, originally a front flyleaf, is ‘Liber domus scolarium de Merton’ in Oxon’ ex dono Magistri Richardi Geddyng quondam socii’ (s. xiv). Gedding (BRUO 752), was fellow before 1288, d. 1299. UO46. 49.

Record Sources

R. M. Thomson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), 2009.


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Merton College Library.


    Ker, Pastedowns, p. xi, and nos 1081, 1299-1301, 1383a; Pearson, Oxford Bookbinding, no. 1991.

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Warden and Fellows of Merton College .

Last Substantive Revision

2019-12-16: First online publication