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

MS. Ashmole 1474

Summary Catalogue no.: 7534


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 13th century, end - 14th century, beginning

Provenance and Acquisition

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Cathedral church of St Mary the Virgin: 'Iste liber est ecclesie et Capituli Aberdonensis ex dono reuerendi in Cristo patris et domini, domini Alexandri de Kynnoude episcopi Aberdonensis, quem qui alienauerit [ ] a dicta, alienus fiat a regno dei. Amen.' (top fol. 1r, s. xiv) (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

'Scripta per manum GODEFRIDI correctoris reuerendi doctoris et magistri sacre theologie magistri Iohannis Rath' (ad fin., fol. 247v, s. xiv). John Rate probably compiled it before he became bishop of Aberdeen in 1350 (D. E. R. Watt, A Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Graduates to A.D. 1410 (Oxford 1977), 301, 465–6). Alexander de Kininmund, bishop of Aberdeen, more probably the second of that name (1329–1343 × 1344) than the first (1355–80). Elias Ashmole (1617–1692). (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. H. Black, A descriptive, analytical, and critical catalogue of the manuscripts bequeathed unto the University of Oxford by Elias Ashmole Esq...., Quarto Catalogues X, 1845).

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

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