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MS. Fr. d. 10

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Journal d'un bourgeois de Paris

Extracts for the years 1414–29. Pr. A. Tuetay, ed., Journal d'un bourgois de Paris, 1405–1449 (Paris, 1881); numbers of the extracts, corresponding to the articles in the pr. ed. are given by Leopold Delisle, 'Un nouveau manuscrit du journal d'un bourgeois de Paris (1405–1449)', Bibliothèque de l'École des chartes, 53 (1892), 684–5)

Rubric: Journal abrege de la guerre des anglois en france depuis lannee 1414 jusqua lannee 1429
Language(s): Middle French
(fol. 12r)
Will of Marguerite d'Aubigné, widow of Jehan Royrand (Voyrand?), seigneur of La Claye and Bretignolles, dated 20 Jan. 1512

She directs her body to be buried in the church of Aubigné, to which, and to that of Claye etc., she bequeaths certain legacies; on parchment, formerly used as a wrapper.

Language(s): Middle French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermark an oval enclosing a name, not distinguishable.
Extent: i (paper) + v (inserted paper items) + i (paper) + 11 (paper) + 1 (medieval parchment, formerly the wrapper) + i (paper) leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 253 × 160 mm.
Dimensions (written): 190 × 120–30 mm.
Foliation: Foliated in modern pencil: i-viii, 1–14.


I6 (fols. 1–6), II6–1? (6th leaf cancelled) (fols. 7–11)


27–30 long lines. Ruling not visible, but the outer verticals perhaps faintly scored or folded


Bound c. 1863, for Macray, in three-quarter suede and marbled paper over pasteboards, the spine lettered in gilt upwards 'WAR IN FRANCE. 1414–1429. MS.'.

Accompanying Material

(fols. ii-iv) Two letters from Emden, offering the MS. to the Bodleian (cf. Provenance).

(fols. v-vi) A copy of Delisle, 1892, apparently a gift from Delisle to Macray.

(fol. vii recto) Notes on the MS. signed and dated 1863 by W. D. Macray.


Origin: 15th century, second half ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

George Neudigate, with his signature and rebus composed of a letter 'N' and a drawing of a gate, late 17th century (?)

Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (1636–1715), in the sale of his heirs at Sotheby's, 1 July 1861, part of lot 119, bought by Bell for 13s/-

bought from the bookseller John Gray Bell of Manchester by W. D. Macray in 1863 for 6s/-; cf. Historical Manuscripts Commission, 'The manuscripts of the Revd. W. D. Macray', in The Manuscripts of Rye and Hereford Corporations, Etc. Thirteenth Report, Appendix: Part IV (London, 1892), pp. 507–508.

Blackwell's bookshop, bought by A. B. Emden (for 21s/-?), and given by him to the Bodleian, 1921

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff; revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.