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Extracts by Richard James from MSS. in sir Robert Cotton's library, Written about 1625-1638 by Richard James

MS. James 18
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Extracts by Richard James from MSS. in sir Robert Cotton's library, including:

  1. P. 3. MS. Claud. E. viii, 'collectiones Spencer [Henry Despenser; . 1406] episcopi Noruicensis'
  2. P. 8. Vesp. A. xvi, the annals of Waverley
  3. P. 20. Vitell. F. ix, Thomas Otterbourne's chronicle: (p. 22) Nigel Wireker's treatise 'contra curiales'
  4. P. 27. Dom. xii, the annals of Winchester; Otho B ix, containing Old English manumissions hence printed by dr. H. H. E. Craster in Archaeologia Æliana, 4th Ser., vol. i, p. 189 (p. 42)
  5. P. 50. Vesp. D. xxi, the chronicle of Nennius
  6. P. 54. Vitell. A. xvii, letters of Osbert de Clare
  7. P. 56. Vitell. D. v, now missing, which contained the chronicles of Walter of Coventry and John the minorite (fl. 1400)
  8. P. 61. Vitell. D. ix, being the register of st. Nicholas, Exeter, for which see Coll. Top. et Gen. i. 60
  9. P. 63. a poem against the friars, beg. 'I have lived now fortie yeres' followed by notes from the preface to the works of st. Hildegard, in Vitell. D. iii (p. 64), which is now missing, and brief notes from Faust. A. iii (p. 65), Nero C. iii (p. 67), and Calig. A. xi (p. 69)
  10. P. 76. Tib. A. xiii (Heming's cartulary), and Ingulf's chronicle in Otho B. xiii (p. 79)
  11. P. 104. Jul. D. vii, now missing, which contained John of Wallingford's chronicle
  12. P. 114. part of the 'De miraculis crucis' from Jul. D. vi, 'de deductione ejusdem crucis apud Waltham', followed by notes from Matthew Paris, Historia Minor (p. 117), and the letters of st. Anselm in Claud. A. xi (p. 121)
  13. P. 127. probably Cleop. B. v, the 'de expugnatione Hyberniae' of Giraldus Cambrensis
  14. P. 145. 'ex annalibus monasterii Roffensis' 1307-47, perhaps from Nero D. ii
  15. P. 151. 'liber Gervasii Tilburiensis Ottoni imperatori Romanorum', probably from Vesp. E. iv
  16. P. 163. Cleop. A. vii, the annals of Tewkesbury, followed by (p. 183) Jul. B. xiii, the 'de principis instructione' of Giraldus Cambrensis


  • Creation: Written about 1625-1638 by Richard James


190 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. James 18

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. 3855

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/10 × 6 1/10 in.

Repository Details

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