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

MS. Lat. liturg. e. 16

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


Processional, Use of Sarum

Fragments of 24 leaves, containing the temporale from Christmas to the Epiphany (fol. 1), Septuagesima (fol. 7) and Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday (fol. 8).

Made up of fly leaves taken from Bodleian books. Two leaves belonging to this MS., now in MS. Lat. liturg. b. 14, fol.361, 360, should here follow fol.17. Eight further leaves are in MS. Queen's Coll. 389 fols. 188–91, 194–7.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 24 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 185 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 120–5 × 85–90 mm.
Foliation: modern pencil: i-iii + 1–26; the parchment leaves foliated in 20th-cent. red ink 64–87 (cf. several of the leaves in MS. Lat liturg. d. 42)


Long lines

Musical Notation:

8 staves of four red lines with fine square notation


Blue initials with red flourishes.


Origin: 15th century, first quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Made up of flyleaves from Bodleian books (printed 1562–85), two of them given by William Gent (fl. 1562–1611)

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.