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MS. Morrell 20

Cordwainers' minute book


Minute book of the Oxford company of cordwainers, 1534-1645
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 109 leaves


Oxford binding, blind-tooled leather over wooden boards, early 16th century.


Origin: 1534-1645 ; England, Oxford

Provenance and Acquisition

Frederick Joseph Morrell, 1811-1883

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

MS. Morrell 20, fols. 4, 108 (former pastedowns)


Language(s): Latin

John of Freiburg, Summa confessorum

Fol. 108: III.xxviii.26 (part)-III.xxix.2 (part); fol. 4: tabula super Summa confessorum, oblatio - patronus

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 2 leaves (most of the written area preserved)


Written space c. 255 × 170 mm.

fol. 104: 2 cols., 57-9 lines

2 cols., 67-9 lines;


Blue initials flourished in red.


Origin: 14th century ; England

Additional Information

Record Sources

Adapted (March 2023) by Matthew Holford from 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. 143 (with limited additional description)


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Custodial History

Barcode: 603303346

Last Substantive Revision

2023-03: First online publication.