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).
Transcript of an Early Version of Wyclif's New Testament
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Scope and Content
The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.
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).
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 ).