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St John's College MS. 235 (fragment 94)

Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae (binding fragments)

Physical Description

These fragments were previously numbered 7–9.
Form: codex


Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 94 only.

Fragment 94(a)


Language(s): Latin

THOMAS AQUINAS, Summa theologiae,

2a 2ae, Q. 16, art. 2, ad 3m-Q. 16, art. 4; and Q. 18, art. 3, ad 2m-Q. 19, art 3, 1, ed. in the Pauline edition, pp. 1157–60, 1165–7.

Physical Description

Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2.
Dimensions (leaf): 330 × 220 mm.
(perhaps including some of the original conjoint leaf)


In double columns, each column 248 × 69–72 mm. , with 15 mm between columns, in 56 lines to the column. No prickings; bounded and ruled in black ink.


Written in gothic textura rotunda of an academic sort, s. xiv med.


Headings unfilled.

Four-line red and blue lombards on flourishing of the same, with extended bars in red and blue.

Two-line alternate red and blue lombards on flourishing of the other colour to introduce separate sections of each question.

The text is divided by alternate red and blue paraphs (one extended red paraph bracketing the division of the second question).

Running titles in red provide the ‘quaestio’ and number.


Origin: s. xiv med. ;

Fragment 94(b)


Language(s): Latin

Also AQUINAS, Summa,

2a 2ae, fragments from Q. 158, art. 8; and Q. 160, art. 1, edn. pp. 1705–6, 1708.

Physical Description

Support: Vellum.
Extent: A fragment, from one column of a double-column leaf.
Dimensions (leaf): 148 surviving × 90–5 surviving mm.
Dimensions (written): 118 surviving × 70–5 surviving mm.



In 20 surviving lines.


Written in gothic textura rotunda (anglicana a, g), s. xiv.


Two-line blue lombards on red flourishing; the text broken by alternate red and blue paraphs.


Origin: s. xiv ;

Additional Information

Record Sources

Ralph Hanna, A descriptive catalogue of the western medieval manuscripts of St. John's College, Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact St John's College Library.


    Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae (Rome: Editiones Paulinae, 1962).

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust

Last Substantive Revision

2022-06: First online publication

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