Microfilms of medieval manuscripts concerning saints' lives, sermons and the construction of Westminster Abbey

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Microfilms of manuscripts containing:

  • a collection of metrical saints' lives in Anglo-Norman, early 14th century
  • Sulcard, De prima constructione ecclesiae Westmonasterii etc. , 2nd half of the 13th century, from Westminster Abbey
  • Osbert of Clare, Miracula S. Edmundi, early 13th century, from Bury St. Edmunds
  • sermons by various authors, including Aeldred of Rievaulx, but mostly anon., English, last quarter of the 12th century. Given to the Abbey of Cluny by its English abbot, Hugh V (1199-1207) from Reading.

Administrative / Biographical History

Microfilms of medieval manuscripts concerning saints' lives, sermons and the construction of Westminster Abbey, 12th-14th century.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 2001.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Additional Information

The originals are located as follows:

  • MS. Film 2059 - London, British Library, Add. MS. 70513
  • MS. Film 2060 - London, British Library, Cotton MS. Titus A. VIII.
  • MS. Film 2061 - Paris, Bibliothque Nationale de France, nouv. acq. lat. 294.