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

MS. Ashmole 790

Summary Catalogue no.: 7429


John of Glastonbury, Historia monasterii Glastoniensis (with continuation to 1493 and index)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initial. Index written by Thomas Wason, monk of Glastonbury, prior in 1493, fol. 202. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1078)


Origin: 1493 or later ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Glastonbury, Somerset, Benedictine Abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin: Index by "Thomas Wason' monachus Glastonie" on fols. 202r–209r; fols. 190r–201r also in his hand; cf. Laud Misc. 128. (MLGB3: evidence from contents and from an inscription of ownership).

Given by Ric. Tycheburn to Paul Robinson in 1651. According to SC 27593 & Oxford, CCC, 314, Robinson gave the MS. to the Bibliotheca Sangregoriana at Douai on 15 July 1651 (see inscription). "E. Ashmole 18 Nov. 1673". (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). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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