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

MS. Bodl. 357

Summary Catalogue no.: 2452


Letters of Popes Alexander III and Eugenius III to English bishops and abbots
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 357)


Origin: 13th century, first quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Bridlington, Yorkshire, Augustinian priory of St Mary the Virgin: 'Liber sancte Marie de Brillinctuna' (s. xiii); 'Liber sancte Marie de Bridelingtone, qui hunc alienauerit anathema sit' (s. xiii); 'littera J.' (s. xv). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (4 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.