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

MS. Bodl. 193

Summary Catalogue no.: 2100


Gregory the Great, Registrum epistolarum
Rubric: Registri beati Gregorii papę urbis Romę liber primus

At fol. 274v are 'Epistolę quę prętermissę sunt ...': the last is 'Gregorius ... uniuersis coepiscopis ...', beg. 'Diuinis pręceptis'. The 'Simbolum fidei dictatum a beato Gregorio papa' is as usual prefixed on fol. 1.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 293 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12.375 × 8.625 in.


Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 67, pl. VII)


Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) over older sewing and boards.


Origin: c. 1100 ; English or ; French, Normandy

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter Cathedral: identifiable in catalogues of 1327 and 1506 (MLGB).

There are notes in bp. Grandison's hand, as on fols. 90v, 231v. The name 'Mauricius' is on fol. 293v, 13th cent.

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford , III (1973), no. 67 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    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. 556

    Online resources:

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.