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Brief accounts of the governors and high officers of Iceland to 1740, written chiefly in the second quarter of the 18th cent.

MS. Boreal 98

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With additions to 1752, and notes of the revenues derived from the island by the king of Denmark in 1707.

There are also at fol. 12v a genealogy of bp. Jón Arason from Adam (imperfect), lists and notes of schoolmasters and bishops of Skalholt and bishops of Hola, etc.

A probably unique MS.


  • written chiefly in the second quarter of the 18th cent.


34 Leaves

Language of Materials



MS. Boreal 98

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 20738

A catalogue by Magnusen, dated 1828, is in the Library, and was printed in 1832 with the title 'Catalogus...codicum cliii manuscriptorum Borealium præcipuæ Islandicæ originis, ...autcore... Finno Magnæo, Islando'.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/4 × 3 3/4 in.

Repository Details

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