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

MS. Rawl. B. 408

Summary Catalogue no.: 11755


Cartulary of the nuns of Godstow Abbey, near Oxford
Language(s): Middle English
Devotional verses.
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: After 1467 - c. 1480 ; English, Oxford

Provenance and Acquisition

Godstow, Oxfordshire, Abbey of St Mary the Virgin ad St John the Baptist, of Benedictine nuns: Contains miscellaneous preliminary matter. Ed. by A. C. Clark, The English register of Godstow, E.E.T.S (1905–1907). Facs. in N.P.S. 1. 196. (MLGB3: evidence from locally specific contents, including obits, scribbles, etc.).

Sir James Ware (d. 1666); cat. (1648) Hist. MS. 16. Henry, Earl of Clarendon (d. 1709) (CMA 2.2.17). Duke of Chandos sale 12 Mai 1746/1747, lot. 3125. Richard Rawlinson. (MLGB3)

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ...viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum...complectens, Quarto Catalogues V, 5 fascicles, 1862–1900).


Last Substantive Revision

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