Epistolæ Thomæ [à Becket] Cantuariensis nondum impressæ, written in the first half of the 17th century
MS. Bodl. 278
'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:
- A letter from Henry ii to the English Church about the double papacy, 1159;
- A letter from the same to the abbot of Citeaux, about 1165;
- The will of st. Richard de Wyche, bp. of Chichester (d. 1253: from 'lib. E. fol. 165', a Canterbury archbishop's register?);
- 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').
- written in the first half of the 17th century
Language of Materials
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.