Commentary on the Psalms; legal letters

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript fragments used to strengthen a book-binding, as follows:

1. Leaf containing part of scholastic commentary on Psalm 101, 2-5. The exposition is broken up into paragraphs. The manuscript was written in England in the 14th century.

2. Letters, dated 1695, issued by the Greffiers of the Court of the Small Seals for Contracts, Paris, recounting proceedings before the notaries Jean Herrard and Charles Gaugnard which involve Pierre Rémy and others, Master-Tailors of Paris. With a printed heading.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Other Finding Aids

See R Watson 'Descriptive list of fragments of medieval manuscripts in the University of London Library' (1976), for a description of the Psalm commentaries.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Both on parchment. The Psalms commentary has citations from the Psalm underlined in red; paraphs in red; 45 lines in 2 columns; measures 245 x 160 mm. The letters measure 255 x 190 mm.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

The fragments were removed from the binding of J.Lipsius, Antiquarum Lectionum Commentarius (Antwerp, 1575) (Ref: Chichester 1060. Item (1) was apparently reused from an older binding when the book was rebound in the early 18th century. The book is inscribed in a 17th century hand 'John Spencer'.

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