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

MS. Bodl. 309

Summary Catalogue no.: 8837


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 3v)
Bede, De ratione temporum
2. (fol. 62)
Treatises and notes on calendar, including:
(fols. 62r-73v)
Ps-Bede, Compotus hibernicus siue De ratione temporum ( CPL 2312; Lapidge & Sharpe 323)
Rubric: (in capitals) Incipivnt sententie sancti agvstini et isidori in lavde conpoti
Incipit: Augustinus dixit . De quattuor diuisiones scripture . Quattuor necessaria sunt in ęcclesia
Incipit: Diuisiones temporis quot sunt? M(agister) XIIII. id est athomus
(fol. 80v)
Rubric: de Pascha
(fol. 82v)
Rubric: de Sollennitatibus
(fol. 84)
Rubric: Epistolae de ratione Paschae
(fols. 90v-93v)
Ps.-Anatolius, De ratione Paschae (Lapidge & Sharpe 320)
4. (fol. 143)
A calendar for the year, with explanations; dedication of Holy Trinity, Vendôme, 31 May.
5. (fol. 147)
Genealogy of the Kings of France, from Pharamundus to Philip I (1060–1108), continued to Philip II (1180–1223)
6. (fol. 149)
Boethius, Arithmetica

Lacking bk. i, cc. 1–16, part of i.17, and ii.27 onwards.

Miscellaneous notes, tables, and extracts, chiefly concerned with the calendar, occur at fols. 2v, 61v, 101, 132, 165.

Fol. 165v, Easter Tables 1064–1095.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 166 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 350 × 235 mm.


2 cols., c. 39–48 lines, column space 255–70 × 80 mm.


Coloured initials (some in minium)



Origin: c. 1075; additions to 1346 ; French, Vendôme, Benedictine abbey of the Holy Trinity

Provenance and Acquisition

Annals, fols. 111–131v written by the original scribe up to and including 1075 (fol. 127). Additions made at the abbey of the Holy Trinity to 1346.

Still at the abbey in the early seventeenth century when partly transcribed by A. Duchesne before 1635 (R. Graham, ‘The annals of the monastery of the Holy Trinity at Vendôme’, EHR 13 (1898), 695).

Edward Bernard (1638–97).

Purchased from Bernard's widow for the Bodleian in 1698.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from the following sources, and from published literature cited in the description:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 76 [physical description, origin, provenance]
Summary Catalogue (1895) [contents, acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (8 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 3: Rituals and Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 109

Last Substantive Revision

2018-11-12: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson and SC.