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Calendars, Computistical texts, and others, 9th century, second half

MS. Digby 63

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  • Creation: 9th century, second half


87 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Digby 63

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 1664

Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars nona codices a viro clarissimo Kenelm Digby, Eq. Aur., anno 1634 donatos, complectens: adiecto indice nominum et rerum (Oxford, 1883, reprinted with corrigenda and very extensive addenda by R.W. Hunt and A.G. Watson, Oxford, 1999), no. 63

Custodial History

Manuscript 1418 acquired by the Bodleian Library (34)

Notes in the official catalogue, partly signed E. W. B. N., affirm that the volume was probably written at Old Minster, Winchester (or brought there from Canterbury), in A. D. 867, and that the Calendar at fol. 40 was copied from one written at St. Omer or St. Bertin).

[Ff. ii + 88 + ii. Art. 1 is from the year 229 of Diocletian, i.e. A. D. 513. Under 14. note also Brigid (Feb. 1), Patrick (Mar. 16--so Toul). Under 13 May S. Mary = S.M. ad Martyres, and 7 Mar. should be 7 Jun. By the 2nd hand are also obits of the monastery's priest, Aiulfus (Jul. 30), and its prior, Hugo (Aug. 2)--? Hugh, prior of Winchester (d. in 1120-26). 27 was composed in 616 or 617--see f. 71 at top. In its colophon, read Rægenboldus, after rentonia add 'civitate' (erased), and for 'item pro Baernini' read 'et pro Bærnini svū patrem'. In 30. original 'magnanime' is corrected in browner ink: at end 'viii nonaȝinta Fo' = 98 ff. showing the loss of a preliminary quire. My notes in the official copy contain many things of importance which cannot be given here. E. W. B. N.]

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