Notes on the Institutes of Justinian, possibly written by Anthony Higgin

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 34
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  • Language of Material
      Latin French
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (100 ff.) Modern pencil foliation. Ff.14-16, 19-23 are blank. Bound in sheepskin over boards, slightly damaged.

Scope and Content

Contains Latin notes, chiefly on Justinian's Institutes, beginning on f.2r "In institution. Proaemium". At the end there are a few notes in French, on French history, namely: (1) f.92: Les roys de France; (2) f.95v: Lan 1558 Calais estoit reprit. Also, on f.1v there is the following list: Colledo, Pandacorolla, Rose, Lefant de Paris, Crypperius, Gonzago, Cyrius, Mervisius, J Berson, Mr Potvin, Mr Provost, Mr Camminat, Maldonat

Administrative / Biographical History

Anthony Higgin (d. 1624), the son of Thomas Higgin of Manchester, was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow in 1574. In 1583 he became rector of Kirk Deighton near Wetherby in Yorkshire, and in 1608 he was appointed Dean of Ripon an appointment he held until his death. He collected books extensively throughout his life, and left them to the church at Ripon when he died. The surviving part of his collection, which numbers about 1250 volumes, is now preserved in Leeds University Library as part of Ripon Cathedral Library.

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Acquisition Information

From the library of Anthony Higgin, Dean of Ripon


Mainly in Latin with a few notes in French

Additional Information

Formerly shelved as XVIII.G.20