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Life of Saint Hilary, written in the early part of the 12th cent.

MS. Douce 226
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

'... Vita vel translatio sancti Hilarii ... filioli uidelicet sancti Hilarii Pictauensis episcopi, que ... sollempniter & canonicae acta est ab Aldrico Cenomannice urbis episcopo ... xi kal. Octobris', A.D. 841: beg. 'Magnas sanctorum precelsasque virtutes.'.


  • Creation: written in the early part of the 12th cent.


27 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 226

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. IV, no 21800

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Custodial History

Owned by 'Philippus Lepinus Deshayes' (early 18th cent.): the MS. was no. 195 in the Tho. Rawlinson sale in March, 1733/4, and was bought by lord Coleraine.

Physical Facet

On parchment


6 3/8 × 4 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom