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.

Classmark Manuscript Date of Manuscript
MS.1 Thomas Elmham Historiae Abbatiae S. Augustini ca.1410-1413
MS.2 Ralph of Flavigny on Leviticus Late 12th century-early 13th century
MS.3 Thomas Netter Doctrinale ecclesie contra blasfemias Wiclef ca.1500
MS.4 Josephus Historiae Antiquitatis Judaice 12th century
MS.5 Augustine De civitate Dei 14th century
MS.6 Glossa super Psalmos Late 12th century
MS.7 Glossarium in sextum decretalium 1350-1375
MS.8 Repertorium (A) ; Third Book of Decretals (B) 1325-1375 (A) 1250-1330 (B)
MS.9 De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae ca.1275-1300
MS.10 Imago Mundi (Speculum vel imago mundi) ca.1460-1480
MS.11 Extracts from the works of Peter of Blois, etc. ca.1450-1475
MS.12 Boethius De consolatione philosophiae (I) ; Chastelaine de vergi (II); La regale du monde (III) ca.1410
MS.13 Guilelmus Peraldus Sermons ca.1300-1325
MS.15 Martinus Polonus Tabula Martiniana ca.1325-1350
MS.16 Cibus anime 15th century
MS.17 Roger Dymmok Contra Lollardorum ca.1395
MS.18 Johannis de Burgo Pupilla oculi 15th century
MS.19 Statuta ad Hen. 6 15th century
MS.21 Severus Vita Sancti Martini ca.1050
MS.22 St. Jerome on Job – Daniel 13th century
MS.24 Stephanus Langton super xii Prophetas 13th century
MS.25 Ranulphi Higden Polychronicon 14th century
MS.26 St. Ambrose De virginibus 11th century and 12th century
MS.28 Summarium capitulorum Genesis ad Job Early 14th century
MS.29 [THAR/7/1/13] The Parker Register 16th century
MS.73 Arms of the sovereigns and leading nobles of England 16th century
MS.55 Novae Narrationes ca. 1290-1320
THAR/1/6 Master’s Statute Book ca.1352-1760
THAR/8/3/1/3/3 Letter of Elizabeth I 2 September 1587

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