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

MS. Digby 37

Summary Catalogue no.: 1638

Physical Description

Composite: A || B || C || D || fols. 121–33 || F

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Fols. 98-141: Oxford, Oxfordshire, Oriel College (Domus beate Marie seu Collegium regale Oxon'): 'per m. Eliam de Trikyngham' (fol. 134v). 'per m. Elyam [or Helyam] de Trikyngham' (fol. 98r, erased). Inscr. on fol. 134r begins 'Iste liber est fratris ...' so much legible by u. v. light. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

(fols. 121r--133r) do not quite certainly belong with the rest. For E. de T. cf. Oriel Coll. 4, Auct, F.v.28 (from Oriel), Lambeth Palace 1106 nad Oriel Coll. Records. He was fellow of Oriel c. 1350--1360, see Richards and Shadwell, The provosts and fellows of Oriel College, Oxford (Oxford 1922), p. 8. The inscr. on fol. 134v is in the same hand as that in Lambeth 1106, and as the inscr. 'per m. Eliam de Trikyngham' in Oriel Coll. 4 (which has also in another hand 'liber domus beate Marie de Oryell per m. Helyam de Trykyngham'). (MLGB3)

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 37 – Part 1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

MS. Digby 37 – Part 2

Contents

Thomas à Kempis, Imitatio Christi (bk. i)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: c. 1450 ; English

MS. Digby 37 – Part 3

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

MS. Digby 37 – Part 4

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

MS. Digby 37 – Part 5

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Miniatures (drawings) added, 14th century (?), on the margins of a MS. of 13th century, beginning. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 754)

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning; added decoration, 14th century (?) ; English

MS. Digby 37 – Part 6

Contents

Ecclesiastical constitutions (English), c. 1225
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, end ; English

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). Decoration follows Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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