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

MS. Digby 59

Summary Catalogue no.: 1660


Bede, Life of St. Cuthbert
Language(s): Latin
Life of Bede
Language(s): Latin
Ailred of Rievaulx, Vita S. Edwardi
Language(s): Latin
Bede, Historia ecclesiastica (extracts relating to visions)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 301, pl. XXVI)


Origin: c. 1200 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

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

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.