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

MS. Digby 184

Summary Catalogue no.: 1785


Jerome; Ps.-Jerome, works
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 148, pl. XV)


Origin: 12th century, middle ; English, Reading

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading, Berkshire, Benedictine abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin: Cautio of Wm de Redinge at end. Typical Reading initial on fol. 1r. Has lost its old flyleaves. A corpus of material for interpretation of the Bible, also found in Cambridge, Trinity College, B. 2. 34 (Christ Church Canterbury). (MLGB3: evidence from marginalia, sometimes distinctive of a particular house or known scribe, and from the style of script or illumination).

Th. Allen. 'fo. 20' (head of fol. 1r). (MLGB3)

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.