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Drawings of the Saxon Herbarium

 Single Item
MS. Hatton 76*
Held at the Weston Library

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One hundred and eighty-six fine coloured drawings made from Brit. Mus. MS. Cotton Vitellius C. 3 (Herbarium Apuleii Barbari, of the 11th century), consisting chiefly of plants, often with their names in old English.

The Bodleian MS. Hatton 76, which is similiar in text to the British Museum codex, has spaces left for drawings, which were never filled in.


  • Creation: written and paintcd about A. D. 1860-1870 by Miss A. E. Cockayne


139 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Hatton 76*, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Hatton 76*

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20610


Drawings of the Saxon Herbarium, written and paintcd about A. D. 1860-1870 by Miss A. E. Cockayne.

Biographical / Historical

Alice E. Cockayne (fl. 1860-1870).

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. 29614.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from miss Alice E. Cockayne (two letters from whom, dated Dec. 16 and 19, 1813, are at fol. 2) in 1874 for £10 10s.

Physical Facet

On paper; binding, red morocco with gold ornament.


11 1/4 × 7 7/8 in.

Drawings of the Saxon Herbarium
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom