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MS. Lat. misc. d. 69

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

Contents

(fol.1)
Writing exercises

Including a copy of a statement of money owed by ‘Thomas Deram fysshemonger of London ’ dated April 1456

On a leaf added at the beginning of the volume.

Language(s): English
(fol.3)
Indenture of Lodewycus Pole to William Lyne ‘dauber’ of London

On a leaf added at the beginning of the volume.

Language(s): English
(fol.4)
Multiplication tables to 9 x 99

On a leaf added at the beginning of the volume.

(fol.7)
Treatise on conveyancing
Rubric: Regula ad faciendum cartas Anno 35

A treatise on conveyancing of the school of William Kingsmill, with examples from Oxford and its neighbourhood. Ends imperfect. Another MS. is Lat. misc. e. 93 (cf. B.L.R. II, 1946, 146).

Incipit: Tria sunt que pertinent ad cartas
Explicit: (preface) Et presens dominus rex noster est henricus sextus post conquestum anglie tricesimo quinto. … [i.e., 1457]
Language(s): Latin
(fol.30)
Tables useful for a merchant
Rubric: here folowith dyvers reknyngs and salis of wolley
(fol.30)
Rubric: Custom in hand of wolley
(fol.31)
Rubric: The subsidy of wolley
(fol.32)
Rubric: Custom in hand of fellis
(fol.33)
Rubric: The subsidy of fellis
(fol.34)
Rubric: The salis of wollis at Caleis
(fol.35)
Rubric: The pris of woll sett att Caleys
(fol.36)
Rubric: The coyne and þe name of it in Flanders
(fol.36v)
Rubric: The mesure and the course of mercery in Flanders and Seland

A blank page (fol.38) was filled in with the names of the kings of England to 1591.

Language(s): English
(fol.39)
Table showing the various possible lengths and breadths of an acre
Rubric: Incipit modus admesurandi terrae
Language(s): Latin
(fol.41)
Recipes for avoiding pestilence

Foll.38v and 40rv are blank.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks: bonnet (fol.1) cf. Briquet 2825; steer's head (fol.2) cf. Briquet 14448 and (fol.3) 14649; trident and circles (foll.1–28, 30–41, not identified in Briquet).
Extent: i + 42 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 285 × 205 mm.
Dimensions (written): 200 × 130 mm.
(between fols. 7 and 28)
Dimensions (written): 165 × 100 mm.
(between fols. 30 and 39)

Collation

1(8), 2(6), 3(8), 4(6) (1 canc. and fol.29 stuck on to the remainder of the leaf), 5(8) (6 canc.)

Layout

30–35 long lines

Additions: Fol.29 contains the pedigree of Thomas Hulse [of Sutton Courtney (Berks.), d. 1613] (cf. Harleian Soc., lvi, pp.33–34)

Binding

vellum binding.

History

Origin: 1456/7 or soon after, with later additions ; English, Oxford

Provenance and Acquisition

Richard Walker, 15th century (fol. 7, ‘Ric[ard]us Walker’ and the letter R enclosed by a heart surmounted by a cross)

Bought 1937.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff.