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'Seuerall loose papers sowne together', Written in part in 1632, by Richard James

MS. James 8
Held at the Weston Library

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'Seuerall loose papers sowne together', being extracts from chartularies and registers, of which the more important are:
  1. From the Eynsham chartulary, in the hands of mr. Philip King, student of Christ Church (p. 6)
  2. A Glastonbury feodary and custumal in the possession of mr. [] Kingman (p. 29)
  3. Historical excerpts 'ex rotulo Thorneye MS. in manibus Thome Cotton' (p. 33)
  4. 'Fasciculus temporum per Carthusiensem devotum ab Adamo ad tempus Sixti IV' (p. 34)
  5. a Gloucester register made by abbot Walter Froucester in 1397 for which see Hist. MSS. Comm. Rep. xii, pt. ix, p. 397 (p. 51)
  6. A Malmesbury chartulary ascribed by James to about 1250, 'in manibus magistri Warneford' (p. 67)
  7. A register of Lewes priory, now Cott. MS. Vesp. F. XV (p. 103)
  8. A St. Alban's register among the Cottonian MSS. (p. 119)
  9. The historical collections of William Read, bishop of Chichester (d. 1385), now Cott. MS. Julius B. iii (p. 151)
  10. Roger of Waltham's 'compendium morale', probably from MS. Bodl. 805 (p. 155)
  11. A late 15th-cent. register of St. Augustine's Canterbury in the possession of Thomas Allen, not now among the Digby MSS. (p. 164)
  12. The Chancellor's register (Aaa in the University archives) for 1434 (p. 172)
  13. Friar Thomas Aleys 'de arte concionandi' in MS. Bodl. 5 (p. 182)
  14. John Rouse's chronicle dedicated to Henry vii (p. 197)
  15. the 'de imagine mundi' of Jacques de Vitry, here attributed to Peter, patriarch of Jerusalem, in MS. Digby 16 (p. 223)
  16. the chronicle of Ralph Niger (p. 231), and other MSS. of Thomas Allen, followed by many short extracts from royal and other historical letters and chronicles, chiefly temp. Ed. ii-Hen. viii (p. 270)
There is a table of contents at p. 1 (pp. 258-69 are blank paper).


  • Written in part in 1632, by Richard James


352 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. James 8

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. 3845

Physical Facet

On paper


8 9/10 × 6.4/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom