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