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'La Sainte Evangile sélon Saint Mathieu'

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MS. Fr. c. 5
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'La Sainte Evangile sélon Saint Mathieu', apparently in some dialect of north-western France: the latter part of i. 2 is 'èt Jâcob fut péthe dé Juda èt d'ses fréthes': the middle of i. 16 is 'èt envyit tchiqu' uns à tué touots les êfants tch' étaient dans Bethlehem èt ses alentours.'

Both writing and paper are English: the latter has as watermarks Britannia (in oval under crown) and W T & C°. I suspect the dialect to belong to one of the Channel isles, preferably Jersey, as Dr. Bandinel, Bodley's Librarian from 1813 to 1860, was descended from a family long settled there.


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1850


108 pages

Language of Materials

  • French
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Fr. c. 5, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Fr. c. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20405


'La Sainte Evangile sélon Saint Mathieu'

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. V, no. 30529

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1890.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 5/8 × 8 3/4 in.

'La Sainte Evangile sélon Saint Mathieu'
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom