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Various old English and Latin writings, Written about 1620-1638 by Richard James

MS. James 29
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request
  1. P. 1. Copies of 14th-cent. papal bulls
  2. P. 7. notes from 'historia quae coniuncta est cum Martino Polono in codice Henrici Spelman', which is now MS. Rawl. B. 177, and (p. 11) excerpts 'ex Bartholomaeo de Cotton qui compilavit tractatum de archiepiscopis et episcopis' from Cott. MS. Nero C. v
  3. P. 27. 'chronica de exordio et progressu Dunelmensis ecclesiae' in MS. Laud 748, followed by Saxon forms for liberating villeins from the Bodmin gospels now Add. MS. 9381 in the British Museum, 'quod servatur apud dominam Horwod prope Whately' (p. 31), for which cf. MS. James 18, p. 42
  4. P. 32. notes from English sermons of Roger Edgworth, and Latin epitaphs upon bishop Stephen Gardiner by Adrian Shell, rector of Higham, beg. 'Hic fuit haud unquam manicis aut compede vinctus', and upon William Constable a traitor (c. 1463), beg. 'Willelmus Constabel erat cognomine dictus' (p. 33)
  5. P. 36. collections from Bede and (p. 40) notes from the Evesham abbey cartulary 'quod accepi a doctore Fell', apparently identical with Cott. MS. Vesp. B. xxiv
  6. P. 44. notes from 'the boke that men clepen in French Manuele Pecche the which boke in French Roberd Grosteste bysshop of Lyncolne ...', in MS. Bodl. 415, followed by passages from constitutions of the archbishops of Canterbury from a MS. 'apud magistrum Willelmum Aldersey, Aenean', apparently MS. B.N.C. 14 (p. 47), and Daniel de Merlac's philosophy in MS. C.C.C. Oxon., 263 (p. 48)
  7. P. 49. notes from a manuscript at All Souls college, 'ex dono magistri Willelmi Elyot socii', probably identical with no. 182, and excerpts from a collection of documents illustrative of ecclesiastical history from the 11th to the 16th cent. (p. 65)
  8. P. 77. extracts from the Red Book of Thorney abbey, now Add. MS. 3032 in the Cambridge University Library, and numerous other sources


  • Creation: Written about 1620-1638 by Richard James


84 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100)


MS. James 29

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. 3866

Physical Facet

On paper


13 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom