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

MS. Holkham misc. 25

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

Contents

1. (fols. 1–2)

List of capitula for the following items, item 2 containing ch. 1–87, item 3 ch. 88–121. The chapter nos. between 90 and 121 appear to have been erased and re-written, in a hand which also added chapter numbers in the margin throughout. For a detailed description of the chapter divisions see H. S. Offler, Medieval historians of Durham (Durham, 1958), p. 23 n. 39.

Language(s): Latin
2. (fols. 3r-)
Simeon of Durham, De statu Lindisfarnensis et Dunelmensis ecclesie usque ad electionem Hugonis de Puteaco
Rubric: Incipit liber Symeonis monachi Dunelm. de statu Lindisfarnensis et Dunelmensis ecclesie usque ad electionem Hugonis de Puteaco

In fact ending with the first continuation (ed. T. Arnold, RS, pp. 17–160).

Language(s): Latin
3. (fols. 63r-)
Geoffrey of Coldingham, De statu ecclesie Dunelm. Qui incipit ad obitum Willelmi episcopi de Sancta Barbara
Rubric: Incipit liber Gaufridi sacriste de Coldingham de statu ecclesie Dunelm. Qui incipit ad obitum Willelmi episcopi de Sancta Barabara
(pr. Raine, Hist Dunelm. scriptores tres, Surtees Soc. 9 (1839), 1–31), here ending imperfect in ch. XVII due to the loss of a quire. The English quotations from Bede (p. 44 in the pr. edn.) is here left blank (fol. 15v).
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: viventis claruerint(text)
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii (paper) + 74 + iii (paper).
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 155–60 × 100 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil: i-iii, 1–77.

Collation

1(14), 2(12), 3(12) (8, 9 canc.), 4(14), 5(12), 6(12), catchwords

Layout

30–1 lines per page, written below top line

Hand(s)

Competant low-grade gothic bookhand.

Decoration

Plain red initials.

Binding

Typical Holkham binding of polished brown leather (with a note to the binder in pencil in the gutter margin of fol. 1r: 'Russia'), the spine lettered in gilt 'SIMON | MONACHUS | DE STATU | LINDISEARN. [sic] | ET | DUNELM.' and '468' at the bottom.

History

Origin: English ; 13th century

Provenance and Acquisition

John Barker , 15th century: inscribed 'Domino Johanni Barker pertinet iste' (fol. 3r).

Sir Edward Coke : in his catalogue (ed. Hassall, no. 715).

' Ryc. Topcliffe ', 17th century (fol. 1r, bottom centre).

' Thos. Wilm Coke ' (fol. 1r, top left), formerly Norfolk, Holkham Hall, MS. 466.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.