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

MS. Digby 61

Summary Catalogue no.: 1662

Physical Description

Composite: three parts

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Fols. 1-20: Oxford, Oxfordshire, Merton College: Digby 61, fols. 1--20, contained a Merton ex-libris, now missing, but recorded by Langbaine in Bodleian MS. Wood F.26, p. 36, according to which 4 o MS. 53 contained 'in principio' the inscriptions: 'Liber Magistri Gulielmi Read Archidiaconi Roff. cuius primam partem et 3am emit Oxoniӕ et 2am a venerabili patro [sic] domino Tho. Trillek Episcopo Roff. oretis igitur pro singulis supradictis'; and 'Liber domus de Merton Oxon' in Libraria communi eiusdem et ad usum communem Magistrorum et sociorum ibidem studentium catenandus ex dono venerabilis patris domini Willelmi 3 i episcopi Cicestr' Oretis igitur pro eodem et benefactoribus'. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Evidently a fragment of a much larger MS. The text is pr. G. Enestrüm, Bibl. mathematica 13 (1913). Th. Allen 4 o MS. 53. (MLGB3)

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 61 – Part 1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Digby 61 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Sidonius Apollinaris, Epistolae
Language(s): Latin
2.
Symmachus, Epistolae (selection, part)
Language(s): Latin
3.
Sidonius Apollinaris, Carmina
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century ; French

MS. Digby 61 – Part 3

Contents

1.
Fulgentius Mythographus, Mitologiae (imperfect; missing leaves now part of MS. Digby 41)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century

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).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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