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MS. Digby 11

Summary Catalogue no.: 1612

Physical Description

Composite: three parts

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Fols. 1-91: Oxford, Oxfordshire, Franciscan convent (?) : (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Fols. 149-189: Stanley, Wiltshire, Cistercian abbey of St Mary the Virgin (?) : provenance inferred from contents, cf. fol. 186v, etc. Cf. Hardy, Cat. Mat., 3. 259. (MLGB3: evidence from locally specific contents, including obits, scribbles, etc.).

Thos. Allen 7 16 mo and A. 163. (MLGB3)

Cf. H. H. E. Craster in BLR 3 , p. 51, and 4 (1953), p. 243. (MLGB3)

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 11 – Part 1

Contents

1.
Treatise on natural philosophy
Language(s): Latin
2.
Suda (tr. Robert Grosseteste ; extracts)
Language(s): Latin
5.
Notes on Italian cities
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English, Oxford (?)

MS. Digby 11 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Ps.-Aristotle, Physiognomia
Language(s): Latin
2.
Form of a letter
Language(s): Latin
3.
Adelard of Bath
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Digby 11 – Part 3

Contents

1.
Sermons.
Language(s): Latin
2.
Theological texts and notes
Language(s): Latin and English
3.
Grammatical verses.
Language(s): Latin
4.
Chronicle of England to 1270.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century and 14th century ; English, Stanley (Wiltshire), Cisterican abbey

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Bodleian Library Quarto Catalogues IX: Digby Manuscripts, repr. with addenda by R. W. Hunt and A. G. Watson, 1999).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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