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13 letters of John Barr.

Identifier: Acc.13901
Content Description

On Barr's imprisonment and experiences during and following the Radical uprising of 1820.

Dates: 1817-1822.

13 letters of John Buchan to Frederick Britten Austin.

Identifier: Acc.7151
Scope and Contents

On military and literary matters.

Dates: 1915-1919.

13 letters of Lord Palmerston to George Baillie Hamilton.

Identifier: Acc.2970- is now MS.8887, f.42.

13 letters of Sir Francis Grant.

Identifier: Acc.7678
Scope and Contents

On artistic matters.

Dates: 1871 and undated.

13 letters of Thomas Carlyle to David Hope.

Identifier: Acc.9654
Scope and Contents

With associated letters of J A Carlyle and Mary Carlyle Aitken, and others concerning the Hope family.

Dates: 1820-1854.

13 letters to Robert Bruce.

Identifier: Acc.8587
Scope and Contents

Concerning political and personal matters. Correspondents include Sir Alexander Gray and Sir Stafford Cripps.

With associated testimonials and copies of four letters of Bruce.

Dates: 1933-1940.

13th-century manuscript containing Books 1-24 of the 'Digestum vetus' of Justinian, with glosses in several hands.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.1.8
Scope and Contents Roman law manuscript, possibly written in Italy, containing Books 1-24 of the 'Digestum vetus' of Justinian. The work is not complete, with leaves missing in several places and the lack of the introductory constitution 'Omnem'. The manuscript was probably written in the early part of the 13th century; Dolezalek has suggested a date of circa 1200 for its production. The main body of text is written in littera textualis in double columns of 47 lines each.Folio iv is a...
Dates: 13th century.

13th-century manuscript containing extracts from the writings of Gilbert of Hoyland, St Bernard, St Gregory, St Augustine, and other theological works.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.8.3
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in England containing the theological works of various authors. The manuscript has been dated to the 12th century by Mikkers; to the end of the 12th century by Schenkl; to the 12th-13th century Leclercq (quoted in Mikkers); and by Dutton and Borland to the 13th century.The manuscript is written by various contemporary hands in a protogothic bookhand. It is written in a single column with 26-30 lines to a page.The contents of the volume are as...
Dates: 1st half of 13th century.

13th-century manuscript containing the 'Decretum' of Gratian, with the gloss of Bartholomeus Brixiensis.

Identifier: Adv.MS.10.1.2
Scope and Contents 13th-century canon law manuscript containing an incomplete text of the 'Decretum' of Gratian with the gloss of Bartholomeus Brixiensis, a correction of the gloss of Johannes Teutonicus Zemeke. The work has been dated to the 13th century by Borland, and to the 14th century by Dolezalek. The manuscript was probably written in Italy and illuminated in France or England. The main body of text is written in double columns of 50 lines, with glosses in two columns. Both the...
Dates: 13th century

13th-century manuscript containing theological works by Boethius and St Augustine, and short excerpts of works by Anselm, Eadmer, St Gregory of Tours, St Caesarius of Arles, and Bernard of Clairvaux.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.5.18
Scope and Contents 13th-century manuscript produced in England containing a selection of theological works from the 'Opuscula sacra' of Boethius, Sermons of St Augustine, and excerpts from Eadmer, Anselm, St Gregory of Tours, St Caesarius of Arles, and Bernard of Clairvaux; as well as two annonymous excerpts, the 'Gesta Salvatoris' and a commentary on Psalm 84.The manuscript has been dated to the 13th century by Ker, and to the early 14th century by Borland, Römer, and Schenkl. The work...
Dates: 13th century.

13th-century manuscript of 'Aurora' by Peter Riga.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.5.4
Scope and Contents The text is that of the third mediaeval version (see Paul E Beichner`s edition, volume 1, page xix), but like Notre Dame University Library MS.2, does not include the Liber Iob and Cantica Canticorum. The author`s name is given in a colophon to the Evangelium (folio 155 recto).The manuscript has been misbound, and folios 89-104 should precede folio 81. One passage in III Kings, which Beichner (volume 1, page 300, lines 13-66) attributes to the first recension of Aegidius, is...
Dates: 13th century.

13th-century manuscript of canon law, the 'Decretum' of Gratian.

Identifier: Adv.MS.3.1.12
Scope and Contents 13th-century canon law manuscript containing the 'Decretum' of Gratian, with glosses to the text only in select places. Ker has dated the manuscript to the first half of the 13th century. The main body of text is written in littera textualis in double columns of 50 to 51 lines each, with spaces left for glosses in two columns. Borland suggests that the manuscript was possibly executed in France based on the illumination. Dolezalek believes the manuscript can be attributed to...
Dates: 1st half of 13th century.

13th-century manuscript of the chartulary of Melrose Abbey.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.4.11
Scope and Contents Chartulary compiled in Scotland containing copies of royal, papal, and episcopal charters of Melrose Abbey, which was founded as a Cistercian house in 1136.The manuscript contains charters from the restoration of the Abbey by David I to the reign of Alexander III. Nearly all of the deeds are grants or confirmations of land. The charters are arranged in a roughly topographical order.The work is multi-scribal, but it written by contemporaneous charter hands. Davis dates...
Dates: 2nd half of the 13th century.

13th-century manuscript of the 'Institutes' of Justinian with the 'Glossa Ordinaria' of Accursius, and a fragment of the 'Lectura Institutionum' of Guillaume de Ferrières.

Identifier: Adv.MS.28.4.10
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in France containing the 'Institutes' of Justinian with the gloss of Accursius. Dolezalek has dated the manuscript to the end of the 13th century. Borland has suggested that the manuscript is a work of the 14th century.The manuscript is written in littera textualis in double columns of irregular length, with a gloss surrounding the text. The gloss is written in one hand, but there are many marginal notes throughout in various later hands.The...
Dates: Late 13th century.

13th-century manuscript of the 'Metamophoses' of Ovid, written in France, with numerous contemporary and later interlinear and marginal glosses.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.3.8
Scope and Contents The initials of each book are alternately blue and red. There are numerous contemporary and later interlinear and marginal glosses. In the lower margins of folios 81 verso-87 is written in a 14th-century hand a hymn to the Virgin in French, in 97 verses, beginning 'Dame resplendissant roine gloriose' ( ‘Répertoire d`incipit de prières en ancien français’, number 330; attributed to Gautier de Coinci). In the lower margin of folio 112 verso is written `Aue Maria, bene dicamus` with music above...
Dates: Late 13th century.

13th-century manuscript, produced in France, containing the 'Perceval' of Chrétien de Troyes, with the First and Second Continuations and the Continuation of Manessier.

Identifier: Adv.MS.19.1.5
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in France containing the 'Perceval' of Chrétien de Troyes, with the First and Second Continuations and the Continuation of Manessier. The manuscript is the work of one scribe and is written in two columns of 40 lines.The place of production of the manuscript has been attributed by Hilka (1932), Micha (1939) and Roach (1949) to the eastern part of France based on the language. Nixon reports that more recent scholarship has localised the manuscript to the border...
Dates: 13th century.

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