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Collection of religious Latin writings by Nicholas Hickett

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MS. e Mus. 182
Held at the Weston Library

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1. Fol. xvii. A list of Popes in Latin to Pius v who succeeded in 1566.

2. Fols. 1, 22v. Two letters of Clemens Romanus to the church at Jerusalem: begg. 'Clemens ... Notum tibi facio, Domine', 'Clemens ... Quoniam sicut a beato Petro': at end 'Legitur juxta exemplar'. These are the first two of the spurious Epistolae Decretales of Clement, only known in Latin.

3. Fol. 30. 'A defence & declaration of the Catholike Churches doctrine touching purgatory & prayer for the deade ... by William Alyn [the name is half obliterated] master of arte ande studente in diuinytye': the introduction is dated May 2,1565. The work is in two books, each with a preface.

Fols. ii-xvi, 231-49 are fragments which have been taken out of the original red leather binding of the volume, and consist of:

  1. Fols. ii-xiii. parts of leaves from a 13th-cent. Latin missal, in which st. Alphege occurs (apparently of English provenance, but not of any known English use)
  2. Fols. xiv-xv, 231-2, parts of leaves from a Statuta Angliae of about A.D. 1300, containing pieces of the Statuta de Merleberge, 1267
  3. Fols. 233-48, parts of leaves from a fine 14th-cent. Latin missal.


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1570 by Nicholas Hickett (?)


263 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 182, fols. 1-2]

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MS. e Mus. 182

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18198


Collection of religious Latin writings by Nicholas Hickett

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. II, no. 3523

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (33)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Liber Nicho. Hickett', apparently in the hand of the scribe. 'Liber Bibliothecæ Bodlianæ ex dono Christo: Eldefeild, olim ex Aulâ Diuæ Mariæ Oxonie Artium Magistri'. The Benefactors' Register states that 'moriens legavit': he died on Dec. 2, 1652.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/4 × 6 in.

Collection of religious Latin writings by Nicholas Hickett
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom