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

MS. Ashmole 804

Summary Catalogue no.: 7034

Summary Catalogue no.: 7035

Summary Catalogue no.: 7036

Summary Catalogue no.: 7112

Summary Catalogue no.: 7114

Summary Catalogue no.: 7115

Summary Catalogue no.: 7169

Summary Catalogue no.: 7170

Summary Catalogue no.: 7171

Summary Catalogue no.: 7435

Summary Catalogue no.: 7436

Physical Description

Composite: four parts

MS. Ashmole 804 - Part 1

Contents

Genealogical collections
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 16th century ; English

MS. Ashmole 804 - Part 2

Contents

1.
Legal documents.
Language(s): French and English
2.
Documents relating to the dukes of Norfolk (copies)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 17th century ; English

MS. Ashmole 804 - Part 3

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 17th century ; English

MS. Ashmole 804 - Part 4

Contents

Roll of arms (Powell's Roll)

The fifth shield (fol. 1) is that of the 'Counte' of Lancaster, created earl in 1345 but duke in 1351. The only writing is names written above each shield. On the first five pages these are in contemporary book hand but thereafter they are in a variety of cursive hands, 14th-16th centuries.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 28 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 300 × 143 mm.

Decoration

Good coats of arms. (P&A iii. 594)

History

Origin: c. 1345-1351 ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on 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) and supplementary sources; description of part IV based on Watson (see bibliography).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides) [part 1]
Digital Bodleian (30 images from 35mm slides) [part 4]

Bibliography

    A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 36 [part IV]