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

MS. Bodl. 109

Summary Catalogue no.: 1962


1. (fol. 1)
Bede, Vita sancti Cuthberti metrica
Incipit: Multa suis Dominus

With preface.

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 28)
Bede, Vita sancti Cuthberti (imperfect)

With the preface giving the author's name, and a list of chapters. This copy stops abruptly in the middle of a page with 'Memento frater Herebercte ut modo', in the 28th chapter, out of 44.

Fols. 60v-78r are an addition of the first half of the twelfth century (Gameson, Manuscripts of Early Norman England, no. 632)

Language(s): Latin

Two glosses in Old English, see Ker, Catalogue no. 301.

Language(s): Old English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 80 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 8.875 × 5.575 in.


Illuminated capitals.


Origin: c. 1000 and 11th century, first half; additions, 12th century, first half ; England, Canterbury, St Augustines

Provenance and Acquisition

For date and origin see Gneuss-Lapidge.

Presented by sir Henry Savile in 1620.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to published literature as cited.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    H. Gneuss and M. Lapidge, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts : A Bibliographical Handlist of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100 (2014), no. 546

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-06: Revised to incorporate all information in SC with reference to Gameson and Gneuss-Lapidge.