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

MS. Digby 214

Summary Catalogue no.: 1815


Gregory the Great, Registrum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 142)


Origin: 12th century, middle ; English, Reading

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading, Berkshire, Benedictine abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin (?) : Decoration like and script generally like that in other Reading books (cf. e.g. Digby 184 and Rawl. A.416, Bodley 257). No old flyleaves. (MLGB3: evidence from the style of script or illumination).

Th. Allen (fol. 11). (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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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