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Collection of three Italian, Latin and Spanish items, Written in the 17th century

MS. Cherry 5
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. Fol. 7. Communications between the kingdom of Sicily and especially Palermo and the Popes of Rome, on ecclesiastical affairs, chiefly in the second half of the 16th cent., and with reference to an ecclesiastical census or tax imposed on the kingdom. The collection is chiefly in Italian or Latin and appears to have been formed and annotated by Franciscus Penia, probably at Palermo, in 1610-11
  2. Fol. 84. Papers connected with a dispute between the archbp. of Besançon and the Parliament of Dole on a matter of jurisdiction, 1572- about 1600: partly in Spanish, but chiefly Latin and Italian
  3. Fol. 188. 'De vita et obitu ... domini Henrici Scrimgeri ...', an elegiac poem, signed 'A. Meluinus', followed by an epitaph on Scrimger (d. 1572?) by his nephew Melvin


  • Creation: Written in the 17th century


192 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish; Castilian


MS. Cherry 5

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. 9779

Custodial History

'No. 2;' 'Stretton MSS.;' 'MSS. in H ... w ... s auction', nearly erased.

Physical Facet

On paper


11 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom