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Extracts, many of them very short, Written about 1625-1638 by Richard James

MS. James 10
Held at the Weston Library

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Extracts, many of them very short, chiefly from Cottonian MSS., among which the following are worthy of mention:

  1. P. 1. Vesp. B. xix, the chronicle of Gervase of Canterbury (printed in the Rolls Series)
  2. P. 32. notes from essays (Cott. MS. Nero C. x) written by Edward vi, printed in Literary remains of Edward vi (Roxburgh Club, 1857, no. 74), p. 475
  3. P. 35. extracts from Cott. MS. Jul. E i, a 13th-cent. collection of official letters concerning Gascony
  4. P. 45. notes from Roger Bacon 'de impedimentis sapientiae' in Cott. MS. Galba A. viii, which is now missing from the Cottonian collection and (p. 54), a 13th-cent. MS. of the laws of William i and Henry i
  5. P. 70. excerpts from William Fitz-Stephen's life of Becket in Cott. MS. Jul. A. xi, the 'Dialogus de scaccario' in Cott. MS. Cleop. A. xvi (p. 75), John of Brompton's chronicle in Cott. MS. Tib. C. xvi (p. 95), two St. Alban's chronicles in Cott. MS. Claud. E. iv (p. 102)
  6. P. 117. copies of five Carolingian charters to St. Martin's, Utrecht, followed (p. 118) by excerpts from Regino's chronicle, as printed in Mon. Germ. Hist. i. 547, and the chronicle of an anonymous monk of Utrecht, from the same MS. (p. 128)
  7. P. 142. a brief note apparently from Cott. MS. Vitell. D. x, the chronicle of Thomas Sprott, now missing, followed by longer excerpts from well known MSS. as Ildebert's epistles (p. 143), Henry Knighton's chronicle, probably from Cott. MS. Claud. E. iii (p. 155), Fleta in Cott. MS. Jul. B. viii (p. 160), and the Vita Ricardi Secundi in Cott. MS. Claud. B. ix (p. 183)


  • Creation: Written about 1625-1638 by Richard James


192 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. James 10

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. 3847

Related Materials

For numerous other short extracts not by James, see the Old Catalogue and the fuller list on p. v.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/10 × 6 1/10 in.

Repository Details

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