Transcript of an Early Version of Wyclif's New Testament

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 902
  • Dates of Creation
      Mid 19th Century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      325 x 208 mm. 1 volume (246 + xxiv folios);

Scope and Content

A transcript by Lea Wilson of a late 14th-century manuscript English New Testament. This transcript was published as The New Testament in English / translated by John Wycliffe circa MCCCLXXX. Now first printed from a contemporary manuscript formerly in the Monastery of Sion Middlesex late in the collection of Lea Wilson, F.S.A., edited by Lea Wilson (London: printed by Charles Whittingham for William Pickering, 1848). In 1845 a catalogue of Lea Wilson's collection was published as Bibles, Testaments, Psalms and other books of the Holy Scriptures in English: in the collection of Lea Wilson, esq, F.S.A., etc. (London: printed by Charles Whittingham, 1845).

Access Information

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library from Rev. Canon J.P. Richmond in October 1937.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan and Jo Humpleby, project archivists.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Supplementary Hand-List of Western Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1937 (English MS 902).

Additional Information

The transcript was made by Lea Wilson from the original late 14th-century manuscript, formerly in his possession and now part of the Ashburnham Wycliffe Collection in the JRUL (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 81 ).