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

MS. Morrell 25


Oath book of the Oxford company of tailors
Rubric: Liber jurament⟨i⟩ magistri wardorum et fraternitatis sutorum vestiariorum
(fol. 11)

Calendar, taken from another book

(fol. 17)

Pericopes from the gospels: Matthew ii. 1-12; (fol. 20) Mark xvi. 14-20; (fol. 22) Luke i. 26–38; (fol. 25) John i. 1-14.

(fols. 4-10v, 24v, 27v-48v blank)

The blank leaves contain a few signatures of masters of the company, 1668-1756.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 48 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 130 × 100 mm.
Dimensions (written): 90 × 65 mm.


1(6) (bifolium inserted after fol. 3), 2(6), 3(8)-6(8)


Ruled in red.


Blue initials with red flourishes


Contemporary blind tooled calf binding over oak boards, repaired in the 17th cent., with clasp. 'William Smart bond this book, June 20, 167.' (fol. 7).


Origin: 15th century ; England, Oxford (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

"This, the ancient oath book of the company of tailors incorporated in Oxford, was presented to me by the company with the rest of their books and papers in the year 1838 when the effects of the company were disposed of. Geo. P. Hester their steward from 1826' (fol. 3).

Frederick Joseph Morrell, 1811-1883

Given by Philip Morrell, Margaret Warren, and Frederica Peel in his memory, 1925.

Record Sources

Summary catalogue of manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city, county and University of Oxford; accessions from 1916 to 1962, ed. P. S. Spokes (1964), p. 144


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Custodial History

Barcode: 603303351

Last Substantive Revision

2023-03: First online publication.