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A corrected transcript of the whole of Bodl. MS. Fairfax 8, Written about 1670-1680

MS. Jones 8
Held at the Weston Library

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A corrected transcript of the whole of Bodl. MS. Fairfax 8, containing the Liber Pluscardensis, a history of Scotland to A.D. 1436, in Latin, formerly attributed to William Elphinstone, bp. of Aberdeen (d. 1514) but probably by Maurice de Buchanan. A few pages are in Scotch. A few documents occur at the end (from the Fairfax MS.), which are described in F. J. H. Skene's Preface to his edition of the work (Edinb. 1877), p. xiii.


  • Written about 1670-1680


584 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • Scots


MS. Jones 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. III, no. 8915

Physical Facet

On paper


13 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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