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

MS. Laud Misc. 85

Summary Catalogue no.: 1587


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 14th century, end

Provenance and Acquisition

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Benedictine abbey of St Edmund, King and Martyr: Bury pressmark 'J.12' altered to 'J.13' top right of fol. 1r. (MLGB3: inferred evidence). The number '175' in upper margin of fol. 1r shows that this was the copy listed by T. James, Ecloga (1600) at Pembroke College, Cambridge, no. 175.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Pembroke College: apparently the MS seen by Thomas James at Pembroke College in 1600 (CMA 2103). If so, it was in the medievsal library, for Bale saw 'H. de Costesaye in Apoc.' at Pembroke (Index, p. 161). (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

William Laud (1573-1645), archbishop of Canterbury. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885).


Last Substantive Revision

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