MS. Laud Misc. 114
Summary Catalogue no.: 1547
English protogothic bookhands.
Many marginal and two full-page pencil sketches added, 15th century, second half. (P&A iii. 151)
Contemporary endbands, blue and white.
Laudian binding, rebacked.
Provenance and Acquisition
Benedictine abbey of St Edburga: ‘pershor’ scribbled in a late medieval hand in the upper margin of fol. 23(b)r (the last leaf of De doctrina christiana). The contents are written in the same hand as one in Oxford, St John’s College, MS 96, known to have connections with Pershore (as noted by MLGB). They include the account of the translation of Edburga’s relics to Pershore and her miracles there.
Sir John Prise: willed to Jesus College by his son Gregory Prise (1535–1600).
Jesus College, Oxford: no. 40 in the list of Prise books in the 1602 college register. Neil R. Ker, ‘Sir John Prise’, The Library, 5th ser., 10, no. 1 (March 1955): 1–24.
William Laud: inscribed, Liber Guilielmi Laud. Archiepiscopi Cantuar’. et Cancellarii Vniversitatis Oxon’ 1635 (fol. 1v).
Among the manuscripts that Laud donated to the Bodleian Library, 16 June 1636.
Last Substantive Revision
2019-10-26: Andrew Dunning New description.