Music fragment

Scope and Content

Fragment of a folio containing four staves of musical notation; on the recto, part of the music is headed '1. H.S. Jeige or hornpip / the mock to the Comitee. Jo. Houlartson', and on the verso there is an apparently unrelated bass part, possibly in a different hand. The manuscript was written in the 16th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.


Single item.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

See the description for MS 838 in R Watson 'Descriptive list of fragments of medieval manuscripts in the University of London Library' (1976).

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

75 x 170 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

Said to have been removed from a 16th-17th century binding of George Buchanan, Rerum Scoticarum Historia (Edinburgh 1582), now in the University of London Library, on the occasion of its rebinding in 1949. Inscribed on the last leaf in a neat 17th century secretary hand is 'Francis Bacon his booke'.

Related Material

The binding of this volume also included a fragment of a missal (MS 838).