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

MS. Barlow 28

Summary Catalogue no.: 6424


Quadripartite indenture between King Henry VII, abbot John Islip and the monks of Westminster Abbey, the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, and the mayor and commonalty of London.
Language(s): Middle English and Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Imitation of Flemish ornament. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1171, pl. CVIII)

Good border.

Good initial.


Purple velvet, rebacked, with brass Tudor portcullises as bosses at each corner (one wanting) and portions of two clasps, contemporary English work.


Origin: 1504 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Thomas Barlow, 1607–1691

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1691

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1937). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.