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School register records, written in 1689-1771 at Murano, now part of Venice

MS. Bowyer 5
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

The original 'Matricola per registrare di tempo in tempo li capitoli', belonging to the 'Scola del' santissimo Croceffisso della Prouidenza eretta nel chiostro di S. Pietro Martire di Murano', founded in 1689. The entries extend from 1689 to 1771, and chiefly consist of ordinances, many of which are followed by attesting signatures. Fols. 32-end are paper, and 37-56 blank: in 1723 the school was turned into a 'Sollevo.'.

The 19th cent. bookplate bears a complicated coat of which the dexter chief division is, or a bend vairé argent and azure coticed gules: beneath is 'S. C. F. A. M.', which may possibly refer to the school.


  • Creation: written in 1689-1771 at Murano, now part of Venice


59 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MS. Bowyer 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. IV, no 22084

Custodial History

Owned by 'George Bowyer', but the date at which he presented this is not known.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1842.

Related Materials

See also MS. Bowyer 6 for a work with the same bookplate and signature.

Physical Facet

On parchment and paper, binding: red velvet on boards, with green baize cover


10 1/2 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom