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

MS. Digby 175

Summary Catalogue no.: 1776


Bede, Vita S. Cuthberti
Language(s): Latin
Miracle of King Alfred
Language(s): Latin
Bede, Vita S. Cuthberti metrica
Language(s): Latin
Life of St. Oswald
Language(s): Latin
Life of St. Aidan
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 59)


Origin: 11th century, end ; English, Durham

Provenance and Acquisition

Durham, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Cuthbert: Dr Tessa Webber finds that there are additions in the manuscript in the hand of the scribe of the Carilef Bible (Durham Cathedral A.II.4), confirming Craster's suggestion of Durham provenance, based on the similarity to the hand of Bodl. MSS Bodley 596, fol. 175–214. (MLGB3: evidence from the style of script or illumination).

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

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). Decoration follows Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

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