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Fragments of MSS., and other papers, written in the 15th and 18th cent.

MS. Douce 384
Held at the Weston Library

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Made up of four MSS., comprising:

  1. (fol. 1) (15th cent.) Two leaves of the romance of Pontus of Gallicia, in English prose: begg. 'Bretayn. As the moste sufficient', 'The tyme that he couth fynd hym.'
  2. (fol. 3) (late 15th cent.) A short chronicle of England from the Creation to A.D. 1461, in Latin, perhaps incomplete at end: beg. 'In principio creauit Deus': the ' Responsum Diane' to Brutus is in verse
  3. (fol. 7) (about A.D. 1755-60) 'Extract of a letter from Mr. Jamineau consul at Naples to sir F. H. E. Styles, dated 7th Decr. 1754', about Vesuvius
  4. (fol. 11) (late 18th cent.) Alphabetical lists of surnames (chiefly English) derived from places, employments, or qualities: by Douce.


  • Creation: written in the 15th and 18th cent.


70 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Douce 384

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 21959

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

Physical Facet

On paper


12 7/8 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom