MSS. Hatton 113-14
Summary Catalogue no.: 5210
Summary Catalogue no.: 5134
'St Wulfstan's Homiliary'; England (Worcester), s. xi3/4; additions to s. xiii1
Provenance and Acquisition
Worcester Cathedral. Written at Worcester, probably as companion volumes to MS. Junius 121. The Worcester origin and early provenance is established by the calendar, script and additions by Coleman. (According to William of Malmesbury's Vita Wulfstani, Wulfstan in old age delegated the office of preaching to Coleman ('praedicationis delegabat officium'; ed. Darlington, p. 40)). The manuscript was presumably still at Worcester in the early thirteenth century, when the Tremulous Hand annotated it. In the sixteenth century the inscription ‘Liber Ecclesiæ Wygorn’ was added in the top margin of MS. Hatton 113, fol. ii recto, and subsequently erased. The manuscript was annotated by John Joscelyn and was a source for his Anglo-Saxon glossaries in London, Lambeth Palace 692, fol. 37. Still in Worcester in 1622–3, when catalogued by Patrick Young (Atkins and Ker 1944, nos. 318–319), and in 1638, when referred to (as a Worcester manuscript) in a letter from Ussher to Spelman dated 6th November 1638 (Oxford, Bodleian, Additional C. 301, fol. 48) (Ker 1957, p. 399).
Borrowed by Christopher, Lord Hatton by 1644, when indexed by Dugdale (Oxford, Bodleian, Dugdale 29, fol. iv verso).
Given to the Bodleian by Hatton's son in 1675. Subsequently lent to Dr Thomas Marshall and by him to Franciscus Junius and returned to the Bodleian as part of the Junius collection after his death in 1678. Former shelfmarks MS. Junius 22 and MS. Junius 99.
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2020-05: Description fully revised for publication on Digital Bodleian.