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Short passages from MSS. at Bodley and in Oxford college libraries, Written 1622-1638 by Richard James

MS. James 26
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Short passages from MSS. at Bodley and in Oxford college libraries, including excerpts from:

  1. P. 1. the 'collationes' of Odo abbot of Cluny in no. 1988, the chronicle attributed to Ralph Niger in no. 1948 (p. 2), and the letter of John Morrenus in no. 2380 (p. 12)
  2. P. 17. theological pieces in MS. Bodl. 57, Stephen Langton's commentary upon Ecclesiastes in MS. Bodl. 706 (p. 24), and Pope Urban iv's rule for the Poor Clares in no. 2357 (p. 32)
  3. P. 36. the anecdotes of 12th-and 13th-cent. personages in MS. C.C.C. Oxon. 32, for which see also MS. 3868, followed by numerous notes from printed books (p. 48) and short extracts from MSS. at Queen's college (p. 79)
  4. P. 89. MSS. at All Souls college, including (p. 98) MS. 98 (Gower) and a 'fasciculus temporum', i.e. the 'Flores historiarum', perhaps from MS. All Souls 37 (p. 109)
  5. P. 132. MSS. at Trinity and (p. 138) St. John's college, followed by extracts from the cartulary of the priory of st. Frideswide 'in manibus amici mei magister Briani Twine' (p. 147) and from Lydgate's poem on the life of st. Edmund in MS. C.C.C. 61 (p. 162)
  6. P. 166. Roger Bacon's 'grammatica graeca' from the collections of Brian Twyne, probably identical with MS. C.C.C. 148, and brief notes in 'MS. veteri de officiis Osneyae' (MS. Rawl. C. 939) and 'liber rationalis de Osneya', from a MS. otherwise unknown, giving the dates of the dedication of the altars at Oseney abbey
  7. P. 171. the constitutions of Richard Poore, bishop of Salisbury, from MS. C.C.C. 360, thence printed by Wilkins (i. 599), followed (p. 175) by the 'de naturis rerum' of Alexander of Neckham, probably from MS. C.C.C. 45


  • Creation: Written 1622-1638 by Richard James


190 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English


MS. James 26

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. 3863

Physical Facet

On paper


8 2/5 × 6 3/10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom