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A register of Malmesbury abbey, Written in the 1st half of the 13th century in England

MS. Wood empt. 5
Held at the Weston Library

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A register of Malmesbury abbey, co. Wilts., containing:

  1. Fol. 1. Documents relating to Richard, earl of Cornwall and king of the Romans, hence printed in Neues Archiv, xiii. 219-22
  2. Fol. 4. A sequence, beg. 'Ave gemma confessorum', with music, and a copy of an inquest held by William de Clifford upon the customs and services of the town of Malmesbury
  3. Fol. 5. A short commentary on 1 Samuel
  4. Fol. 9. Chapters xii-xlvi and lxiiii of the chartulary almost as printed in the Rolls series (see vol. ii, p. xxix) from a MS. in the Public record office
  5. Fol. 60. The life of st. Thomas of Canterbury by John of Salisbury
  6. Fol. 81. Alcuin's answers to the interrogatories of Siwlf, or Sigulf, the priest, upon Genesis, beg. 'Omnino dilectissimo in Christo'; followed by 'Questiones partim in Genesim partim in alios libros divinos', beg. 'Queritur quid in celi'


  • Creation: Written in the 1st half of the 13th century in England


176 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Wood empt. 5

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. 8593

Custodial History

There is a late 14th-century table of contents at fol. 169. Commonplaces from the Fathers at fol. 171v are in the hand which has inserted marginalia throughout. The foliation is by Anthony à Wood.

Physical Facet

On parchment, bound in contemporary white leather on boards


9 1/6 × 6 2/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom