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

MS. Add. C. 181

Summary Catalogue no.: 29209


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 134)


Origin: 12th century, middle ; English, Bury St. Edmunds

Provenance and Acquisition

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Benedictine abbey of St Edmund, King and Martyr: 'Liber monachorum sancti Edmundi. A.27'. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

?no. 190 in the list of MSS given by William Smart to Pembroke College, Cambridge, pr. in James, Ecloga. Sir Thomas Cotton, second baronet (1594–1662). Bought by Bodleian of W. Butt, Esq., of Axmouth, 1891. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.