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

MS. Bodl. 203

Summary Catalogue no.: 1931


Augustine, Letters

Beginning with the Epistola ad Volusianum, and ending with one ad Januarium; 115 in number: a list precedes.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 298 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.375 × 9.5 in.


2 cols



Accompanying Material

The binding is from the 17th century and the fly-leaves are comprised of pages from a 16th century edition of Cicero's Letters. Other pages from this copy of Cicero that were used as fly-leaves are found in MS. Bol. 204, MS. Bodl. 215, MS. Bodl. 244, MS. Bodl. 370, MS. Bodl. 568 and MS. Bodl. 711


Origin: 13th century, second half ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by William Ballow, of Ch. Ch., Oxford, in 1604.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, addenda (by Bruce Barker-Benfield) [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-01: Description revised to include all information in SC.