MS. Bodl. 852
Summary Catalogue no.: 2611
Fifteenth-century table of contents; this shows that Passiones of SS. Paternus and Elphege formerly came between parts II and IV, and part III was then the last part. The detached section of the manuscript has been identified as the former London, British Library, Cotton Vitellius D. xviii fols. 1-27, of which only three damaged fragments survive.
Provenance and Acquisition
Malmesbury Abbey: fol. 1, ‘Malmesbur’’, ‘xxxix’, 15th century. Perhaps already there by the 1125, when William of Malmesbury referred (in the Gesta pontificum to works which he may have known from this manuscript. (Thomson, ‘‘Scriptorium’ of William of Malmesbury’, p. 123)
‘Willelmus malmesbey fecit scribi istum librum’, fol. ii verso (a false statement)
Probably acquired between 1618 and 1620.
Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2019-05-10: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson, SC and P&A.