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Manuscripts.

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Refers to handwritten documents, and may also be used to distinguish certain documents from published or otherwise printed documents, as in the cases of typed personal letters or a typescript from which printed versions are made.

Found in 6598 Collections and/or Records:

(1) Manuscript draft by Alexander Burnes of an ?advertisement for his work, "Travels into Bokhara"; and, (2) receipt for a payment of £840 made to Alexander Burnes by John Murray II in respect of the entire copyright of "Travels into Bokhara"., 1834.

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Identifier: MS.42050
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Sir Alexander Burnes was a British political officer in India and an explorer. He travelled in India, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. He was assassinated on a mission to Kabul in 1841.Burnes wrote 'Travels into Bokhara', which was published by John Murray in 1834 and sold 900 copies on the first day of publication. The letters in this subseries are of Burnes to John Murray [II] and mainly relate to the production and publication of his book, although there is also some focus on...
Dates: 1834.

[2 maps of the Battle of Pombal, March 11, 1811, with key.], Circa 1811.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Adv.MS.46.10.1(57)-(59)
Scope and Contents From the Series: Some of the maps were acquired by General Sir George Murrary during his active service, others later for historical purposes. They are arranged as follows: Peninsula (numbers 1-88); France (numbers 89-95); uncertain locality (numbers 95-96); Canada (numbers 97-106); Flanders (numbers 107-133); various military actions, 1761-1846, and undated, especially those of 1813 (numbers 134-164). A list has been placed at the front of each volume; only the manuscript items have...
Dates: Circa 1811.

9th-century French manuscript containing all of the epigrams of Martial., 9th century.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.3.1
Scope and Contents

The script is Caroline minuscule, with headings in rustic capitals, and also square capitals on a display page, folio 80 verso (beginning of book xi). Written by several hands in a French scriptorium north of the Loire in the second half of the 9th century. There are a few later marginal notes. On the lower side of the front pastedown is French writing in a 16th-century cursive hand.

Dates: 9th century.

11th-century manuscript of uncertain origin, containing the 'Satires' of Juvenal, written by at least two hands.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.5.17
Scope and Contents

v.80-vi.15 and vii.137-218 are lost through loss of leaves; several verses in vi and xv are wholly or partly lost through excessive trimming. The text is of the Ψ group (cf. ‘Handschriftliche Grundlagen des Juvenaltextes`). Extensive scholia on folio 1 recto (i.1-57), sporadic thereafter.

Some initials in red, some in ink, others omitted. Written by at least two hands.

Dates: 11th century.

12th-century manuscript of 'De Trinitate' of St Augustine.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.2.7
Scope and Contents Manuscript, probably written in Italy, containing a complete copy of 'De Trinitate' of St Augustine, as well as a work entitled 'Expositio fidei Catholicae'.The manuscript is probably of the 12th century, and has been dated as such by the summary catalogue, Römer, and Borland. In private correspondence with the National Library of Scotland Michael Gullick suggests that this manuscript may be of Italian origin from the 11th century. Heinrich Schenkl suggests that the work can be...
Dates: 12th century.

12th-century manuscript of plays by Terence, and part of a grammatical treatise on ‘exigentia’.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.7.2
Scope and Contents The manuscript includes additions of the 14th century.(i) Terence, `Andria` (folio 1), `Eunuchus` (folio 11), `Heautontimorumenos’ (folio 24 verso), `Adelphoe` (folio 39 verso), `Hecyra` (folio 51 verso), `Phormio` (folio 60). The lines are written as prose. The following lines are missing through loss of leaves; ‘Andria’ 1-74 ‘vitam’, 238 ‘sese’-381 ‘tum’, 973 ‘de’-‘Eunuchus’ 61 ‘belIum’, ‘Hecyra’ 823 ‘planum’ – ‘Phormio’ 3 ‘detenere’. ‘Hecyra’ 201-281 ‘umquam’ (folio 25) are...
Dates: 12th century.

12th-century manuscript of the 'Aeneid' of Virgil.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.4.13
Scope and Contents vi. 850-vii.512, xi.77-652, and xii.301-952 are lost. There are verse arguments to books ii-vi and ix-xii (Pseudo-Ovid in ‘Anthologia Latina’, 1).Bound in are end-papers from a previous binding: (i) at the front, folios iii-iv, two non-conjugate leaves (but sewn together), containing Alexander Neckam, `De nominibus utensilium` (‘A Library of National Antiquities, I: A Volume of Vocabularies’; cf. ‘The schools and the cloister’, page 126), pages 96-98.5 ‘sculptum’ and...
Dates: 12th century.

13 letters, 1911-1917, of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with other unassociated papers.

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Identifier: Acc.4987
Scope and Contents

Including:

letter, 1866, of Henry Reeve

letter, 1943, of Sir Charles A Malcolm

document, 1664, concerning Burntisland.

Dates: 1664, 1866, 1911-1917, 1943.

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

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 the chartulary of Melrose Abbey.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

13th-century prayer book from France, probably according to the Use of Paris

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.7.22
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) Noted masses from the Nativity to Holy Innocents (folio 1). Leaves following the epistle for Holy Innocents are missing.(ii) Capitula for the Sanctorale and Common of Saints (folio 11). Leaves are missing at the beginning: the surviving text starts with the feast of Saints Peter and Paul.(iii) Collects for the Temporale, Sanctorale and Common of Saints (folio 16). There are lacunae between the Octave of...
Dates: Late 13th century.

14th-century manuscript of Books 1-5 of the 'Consuetudines Normanniae', the laws and customs of Normandy from the 13th and 14th centuries.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.28.6.2
Scope and Contents 14th-century manuscript containing Books 1-5 of the 'Consuetudines Normanniae', the laws and customs of Normandy from the 13th and 14th centuries. The Summary Catalogue of the National Library of Scotland suggests that the manuscript was written in France. Dolezalek has suggested that England may be the place of production. The manuscript is the work of one scribe and is written in a small gothic bookhand in double columns of 31 lines each.On folio 1r is a...
Dates: 14th century.

14th-century manuscript of the chartulary of Arbroath Abbey, also known as the 'Registrum Vetus'.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.4.2
Scope and Contents Chartulary produced in Scotland recording grants relating to the Tironensian Abbey of Arbroath. The material present roughly covers the years 1178 to 1329, with some later insertions and additions. The manuscript consists of copies of royal, episcopal, papal and other charters, arranged partly by reigns and partly by grantors. Borland also notes that it contains many notices of the Culdees, especially in connection with their convent at Abernethy and with the Cathedral at Brechin. Davis...
Dates: Mid 14th century.

14th-century manuscript of the chartulary of Balmerino Abbey.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.5.3
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in Scotland, probably in the first half of the 14th century. Davis has dated the work to some time after 1331 with some later additions. The work was written for use of the Cistercian Abbey of Balmerino, founded circa 1227 and dissolved in 1603.The chartulary is arranged into two sections. Folios 1r-20r contain royal and other charters; folios 21v-27v contain papal privileges to the abbey and Cistercian Order.The work is multi-scribal...
Dates: 14th century, after 1331.

14th-century manuscript of the chartulary of Newbattle Abbey.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.4.13
Scope and Contents Chartulary produced in Scotland containing charters relating to the Cistercian Abbey of Newbattle, founded in 1140 and dissolved in 1587.Davis has dated the manuscript to after 1339. The manuscript is multi-scribal and has been written in a variety of charter hands, with frequent marginal annotations.The manuscript is arranged topographically and includes copies of royal and episcopal charters, as well as papal charters to the abbey and Cistercian Order. These...
Dates: 14th century, after 1339.

14th-century manuscript of the chartulary of Scone Abbey.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.3.29
Scope and Contents Chartulary produced in Scotland containing documents relating to the Augustinian Abbey of Scone covering the years 1164-1326. The chartulary is wanting several leaves and is bound out of order. It contains copies of 83 papal, royal, and episcopal charters; however, many of the witness lists have been omitted.The documents are written in a variety of contemporary charter hands with 28 lines to a page. Davis has dated the manuscript to the 2nd quarter of the 14th century....
Dates: 14th century.

14th-century manuscript, possibly produced in Italy, containing a complete copy of the 'Eruditio regum et principum' of Guibert de Tournai, originally written in 1259 for King Louis IX of France.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.7.6
Scope and Contents 14th-century manuscript, possibly produced in Italy, containing a complete copy of the 'Eruditio regum et principum' of Guibert de Tournai, originally written in 1259 for King Louis IX of France. There is an inscription at the head of folio 1r which reads: 'Ludovico IX', refering to King Louis. The work belongs to the 'Mirrors for Princes' literary genre which aims to instruct kings and rulers on their behaviour.The manuscript is the work of one scribe and is written in a rotunda...
Dates: 14th century.