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Medieval and Sixteenth-Century Manuscripts

The following is an index of all the medieval and early modern manuscripts (up to 1600 A.D.) held in the Old Library. The majority were described by M. R. James in his A descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of Trinity Hall (Cambridge University Press, 1907). As a result of Trinity Hall's Old Library Manuscripts Cataloguing Project, supplementary descriptions have been added to some of James's descriptions. Also listed here are some medieval manuscripts which were not catalogued by James and which have been recently catalogued as part of the Old Library Manuscripts Cataloguing Project.

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ClassmarkManuscriptDate of Manuscript
MS.1Thomas Elmham Historiae Abbatiae S. Augustinica.1410-1413
MS.2Ralph of Flavigny on LeviticusLate 12th century-early 13th century
MS.3Thomas Netter Doctrinale ecclesie contra blasfemias Wiclefca.1500
MS.4Josephus historia12th century
MS.5Augustine De civitate Dei14th century
MS.6Glossa super PsalmosLate 12th century
MS.7Glossarium in sextum decretalium1350-1375
MS.8Repertorium (A) ; Third Book of Decretals (B)1325-1375 (A) 1250-1330 (B)
MS.9De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliaeca.1275-1300
MS.10Imago Mundi (Speculum vel imago mundi)ca.1460-1480
MS.11Extracts from the works of Peter of Blois, etc.ca.1450-1475
MS.12Boethius De consolatione philosophiae (I) ; Chastelaine de vergi (II); La regale du monde (III)ca.1410
MS.13Guilelmus Peraldus Sermonsca.1300-1325
MS.15Martinus Polonus Tabula Martinianaca.1325-1350
MS.16Cibus animae15th century
MS.17Roger Dymmok Contra Lollardorumca.1395
MS.18Johannis de Burgo Pupilla oculi15th century
MS.19Statuta ad Hen. 615th century
MS.21Life of St. Martin of Toursca.1050
MS.22St. Jerome on Job - Daniel13th century
MS.24Stephanus Langton super xii Prophetas13th century
MS.25Ranulphi Higden Polychronicon14th century
MS.26St. Ambrose De virginibus11th century and 12th century
MS.28Summarium capitulorum Genesis ad JobEarly 14th century



The Parker Register16th century
MS.55Novae Narrationesca. 1290-1320
MS.73Arms of the sovereigns and leading nobles of England16th century
ClassmarkManuscripts in the Old Library from the ArchivesDate of Manuscript
THAR/1/6Master's Statute Bookca.1352-1760
THAR/8/3/1/3/3Letter of Elizabeth I2 September 1587

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