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

MS. Lat. misc. b. 25

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

Manuscript fragments and documents accumulated by N. R. Ker (1908-82) , from known sources, 1933-65 and n.d. (the quotations of soucres below are from notes in Ker's hand). 68 leaves (fol. 67 arrived in two parts).

Physical Description

Composite: guardbook

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Handed on by Prof. A. G. Watson, Dr. Ker's literary executor, in accordance with Dr. Ker's wishes, 1984

MS. Lat. misc. b. 25 - Part 1

Contents

(fol. 1)
Document with a printed border and initial containing a portrait of George II, 3 June 1728, seal missing
Language(s): Undetermined

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: unknown

History

Origin: 1728 (3 May)

Provenance

‘Part of lot 1429 sale at Wroxton abbey [Oxon.] May 1933’

MS. Lat. misc. b. 25 - Part 2

Contents

(fols. 2–4)
Grant of lands at Evercreech, Somerset, by Avicia de Stawell to Geoffrey de Stawell , 1345,

with transcripts by Ker

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: parchment
Seal(s):

Damaged seal

History

Origin: 1345 ; English

Provenance

‘I was given this indenture in 1942 by Mr. James Fairhurst ’

MSS. Lat. misc. b. 25 - Part 3

Contents

(fols. 5–13)

‘Fragments given to N. R. K. by Frederic S. Ferguson … in 1954’, with a list of eight items (two now missing) : mainly whole leaves, at least some recovered from bindings, of five Latin manuscripts, late 12th- to early 14th-century, including:

(fols. 7–8)
Gregory IX , Decretals
Language(s): Latin
(fols. 9–11)
Proverbs with gloss
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: late 12th to early 14th century

MSS. Lat. misc. b. 25 - Part 4

Contents

(fols. 14–25)

‘Small scraps from 1955’, fragments of negligible size perhaps all retrieved from one binding, from four Latin manuscripts, 14th-to 15th-century, and (fol. 25) from one 15th-cent. document in French

Language(s): Latin and French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century - 15th century

Provenance

John Crow

MSS. Lat. misc. b. 25 - Part 5

Contents

(fols. 26–50)

‘Part[s] of lot 22 in Phillipps sale [Sotheby's] 22 June 1965’

(fols. 26–41)

Phillipps MS. 30449, four damaged bifolia containing part of I Maccabees with apparatus taken from the commentary of Rabanus Maurus (Stegműller no. 7058) and two smaller fragments from the same glossed manuscript, one from II Chronicles, early 13th-cent., with modern notes

Language(s): Latin
(fols. 42–6)
Peter Lombard , Commentary on the Pauline Epistles,

parts of four leaves, 2nd. half of the 12th cent.

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 48, binding fragment)
Gratian , Decretum,

one leaf, with a large penwork initial, written in France in the 13th century

Language(s): Latin
(fols. 49–50, binding fragment)
Peter Lombard , Sentences,

damaged bifolium, first half of the 13th century

Language(s): Latin

[the sale-catalogue specifies only the II Maccabees and Epistles fragments, but also mentions ‘about 30 other fragments large and small from manuscripts of the 12th to the 15th century’, many of which are probably to be found in MS. Lat. misc. b. 26]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Penwork initial, fol. 48

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century ; French (in part)

Provenance

Thomas Phillipps , MS. 30449 (in part)

MSS. Lat. misc. b. 25 - Part 6

Contents

(fols. 51–7)

‘Scraps./from Maltby [the Oxford bookbinding firm] / All he had but one or/two which I gave to/Bodley […] fr. of Arator’ [the Arator is MS. Lat. misc. b. 12, fols. 97–9, given 1950] :

(fols. 52–3)

Binding strips of negligible width from two Latin manuscripts of the 14th and 15th centuries

Language(s): Latin
(fols. 54–6)

Binding scraps from two Latin and (fol. 54) one French documentary sources of the 16th or 17th century

Language(s): Latin and French
(fol. 57)

Document of Queen Anne's reign, concerning Dublin

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century - 18th century

MSS. Lat. misc. b. 25 - Part 7

Contents

(fols. 58–68)

Binding fragments ‘From Mr. Molloy’:

(fols. 59–66)

Smallish scraps from six Latin manuscripts, 13th- to 15th-cent., including (fols. 59–60) a verse text, 2nd half of the 13th century, and (fol. 61) an index or concordance, 13th cent.

(fol. 67a-b)

Two adjoining fragments of a document in French, later 16th cent.(?)

(fol. 68)

Thin strip from an account in English, 17th cent.

Language(s): Latin, French and English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century - 17th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff.