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

MS. Digby 44

Summary Catalogue no.: 1645


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Written by Johannes Saundyre , fol. 185. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1124)


Pächt and Alexander iii. 1124:

Good borders.

Good initials.


Origin: 15th century, end (before 1485) ; English, Oxford

Provenance and Acquisition

Oxford, Oxfordshire, All Souls' College: 'Liber collegii Animarum Omnium fidelium defunctorum in Oxon. ex dono magistri Iohannis Saundyr' ... nuper socii eiusdem collegii cuius anime propicietur deus amen' (fol. 2r at foot). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

2 o folio: 'eleuantur quidem' = Vellum inventory fol. 24r 'Questionista super paruis naturalibus 2 o fo eleuantur'. (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.