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

MS. Bodl. 24

Summary Catalogue no.: 1867


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. viii verso)
Gilbert of Hoyland, Letters
Rubric: Epistolæ. Gilleberti. quondam. abbatis. Hoylandie

Four letters, printed in Migne's Patrol. Lat. 184, coll. 289–298.

2. (fol. 19v)
Gilbert of Hoyland, Tractatus asceticus

The last in two parts, and followed by a homily, all as printed ut supra, coll. 251–290.

3. (fol. 96v)
Gilbert of Hoyland, Sermons on the Song of Songs (part)

The two first sermons on the Cantica Canticorum (ibid. coll. 11–18), but the first is very different in detail from the printed copy, and the second ends abruptly with the words 'adhuc & ex parte'.

These three parts are written in the MS. as if all covered by the first title. Some 16th cent. theological notes are on foll. vi, 107, partly perhaps by the 'Rector de Estwell'.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: viii + 113 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 6.75 × 4.5 in.
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).



Initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 300)


White leather covering boards, 15th cent. English work


Origin: c. 1200 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by dr. William Cotton, bp. of Exeter, in 1605.

MS. Bodl. 24 - endleaves (fols. i, 113)


Language(s): Latin

Antiphonal (fragment)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 13th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford , III (1973), no. 300 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition, endleaves]


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 6: Fragments - Office Books, Rituals, Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 38

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-20: Description revised to include all information in SC.