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

MS. Douce 287

Summary Catalogue no.: 21861


William FitzStephen, Vita S. Thomae Cantuariensis (including the Description of London; begins imperfect)
Language(s): Latin
John of Salisbury, Vita S. Thomae Becket
Language(s): Latin
Constitutions of Clarendon
Language(s): Latin

mostly by or addressed to Thomas Becket and Gilbert Foliot

Language(s): Latin
Henry of Huntingdon, Historia Anglorum (extracts)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: after 1176 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Lessness Or Westwood, Kent, Augustinian abbey of St Thomas the Martyr: 'Hic est liber ecclesie beati Thome martiris de Lesnes. Quem qui ei abstulerit aut illi super eo fraudem fecerit nisi eidem ecclesie satisfecerit plene anathema sit maranatha'. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

'Edoardo Luidio donavit d. David Wyn rector ecclesie Lh. Vihangel Lhyn Myvyr (sc. Llanfihangel Glyn-y-Myvyr) Anno 1699.' (MLGB3)

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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