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

MS. Lat. hist. e. 7

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


Sixtus IV, Brief (original)

Addressed to the abbess and nuns of S. Croce in Giudecca, Venice, authorizing the use of incense at their services. Dated Rome, St Peter's, 7 Dec. 1475. Secretary's signature: ‘L. Grifus’.

Incipit: Dilecte in Christo filie salutem et apostolicam benedictionem. Supplicari nobis fecistis humiliter.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 360 × 94 mm.


Humanistic script


Seal, damaged


Origin: 1475 ; Italian, Rome

Provenance and Acquisition

Press-marks ‘35’ (?), ‘65 XIV’

Sotheby's 5 July 1976, lot 46. Bought.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.