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

MS. Barlow 49

Summary Catalogue no.: 6414

Physical Description

Composite: three parts

Binding

Brown leather, gold-tooled, on boards, with the arms of sir Robert Cotton on the outer front cover.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

? no. 110 in John Dee's catalogue: note that Dee's ladder mark is on fol. 1r of Oxford, Corpus Christi College, MS 145. Robert Cotton (fol. 4r). Dr John Prideaux. (MLGB3).

Thomas Barlow, 1607–1691

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1691

MS. Barlow 49 – Part 1

Contents

1.
Robert Grosseteste, Constituciones
Language(s): Latin
2.
Robert Grosseteste, Epistolae
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

Provenance

Fols. 4-56: Syon, Middlesex, Bridgettine abbey of St Saviour, St Mary the Virgin, and St Bridget: Barlow 49 fols. 4-56, and Oxford, Corpus Christi College, MS 245 are parts of the manuscript entered in Betson's catalogue at N.16 (CBMLC SS1.870): bound in Cottonian binding with a register of documents concerning Faringdon and a cartulary of Holy Trinity Pontefract. This is part of the original volume as described in Betson's catalogue as being on fols. 30-82. Oxford CCC 245, which is in the same hand, was fols. 86-179 of the same volume. Barlow 49 is badly cut by Robert Cotton's binder. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

MS. Barlow 49 – Part 2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: c. 1300 ; English

MS. Barlow 49 – Part 3

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: c. 1500 ; English

Provenance

Beaulieu, Hampshire, Cistercian abbey of St Mary the Virgin: Provenance inferred from subject-matter. The compotus goes with a custumal of the manor of Faringdon, and Faringdon was a manor of Beaulieu. Now bound (item 2) with books from (1) Sion and (3) Pontefract. (MLGB3: evidence from locally specific contents, including obits, scribbles, etc.).

Additional Information

Last Substantive Revision

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