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A copy of some Latin statutes of King's college, Cambridge

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MS. e Mus. 87
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A copy of some Latin statutes of King's college, Cambridge, apparently a draft prior to the longer form actually given in 1443. In this draft, for instance, the first statute after the exordium begins 'De totali numero Sociorum ac Scholarium.... Exordio omnium vt sacra Theologia quæ; scientiarum omnium merito censenda est domina'. There is a gap represented by seven blank leaves (fols. 16-22), after which the first words are 'Sed quod omnes Socii' about recreations.

Fols. i-ii, 53-4 contain rather more than two leaves of a 13th-century Latin medical treatise, of which one chapter begins 'Caro uero est sibi simile in omnibus animalibus sanguinem habentibus'.


  • Creation: Written in the 16th century in England


54 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 87, fols. 1-2]

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MS. e Mus. 87

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18187


A copy of some Latin statutes of King's college, Cambridge

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. 3508

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (18)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This and the following MS., having the same peculiar binding, probably came to the Library at the same time. They first appear in Library lists about 1655.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, Dutch paper (black and gold on slate ground) on pasteboards, English work of about the middle of the 17th century


11 7/8 × 8 1/8 in.

A copy of some Latin statutes of King's college, Cambridge
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom