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Epistolæ Thomæ [à Becket] Cantuariensis nondum impressæ, written in the first half of the 17th century

MS. Bodl. 278
Held at the Weston Library

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'Epistolæ Thomæ [à Becket] Cantuariensis nondum impressæ', about 250 in number. They were copied 'e M.S. exemplari Richardi Henbrugg' [the last two words erased and the last very doubtful: for the two names are substituted 'H.R.']. At fol. 110 four documents are transcribed:

  1. A letter from Henry ii to the English Church about the double papacy, 1159;
  2. A letter from the same to the abbot of Citeaux, about 1165;
  3. The will of st. Richard de Wyche, bp. of Chichester (d. 1253: from 'lib. E. fol. 165', a Canterbury archbishop's register?);
  4. A notification by John Peckham, archbp. of Canterbury, June 8, 1288, of a bull of pope Alexander iv, Apr. 1, 1257, about attacks on the Franciscans and Dominicans (from the same register, 'pag. 231').


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 17th century


117 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Bodl. 278

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. V, no. 27594.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1698.


  • In Bernard's Catalogus MSSrum (1697;, tom, ii, pars i, no. 7036.

Physical Facet

On paper

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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