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

MS. Lat. th. d. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 29746



Collected by Nicholas Philip OFM; two ascribed to 'Melton' (perhaps William Melton, d. after 1429); two ascribed to 'Holbeche'; the others perhaps by Philip (Sharpe, Handlist of Latin Writers (1997), s.n.)

Language(s): Middle English and Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper


Origin: 1430–1436 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

King's Lynn, Norfolk, Franciscan convent: on fol. 90r is a musical cipher, reading "Liber fratris Nicholai Phillip de custodia Cantebrigie et conventus Lennie". Philip's name occurs in several places with dates in the 1440s. (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).

Babwell (Bury St Edmunds), Suffolk, Franciscan convent: A note written at Norwich in 1538 records that it was to go Babwell after the death of Fr. Thomas Goddard; it belonged earlier to a friar of Lynn (see above): 'Liber iste post decessum fratris et fratris Thome Goddard bachalarii spectat ad conuentum fratrum minorum Babwellie exaratum Norwici a.d. 1538'. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Sherbrook sale, 19 May 1887, lot 536. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova.


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.