Copies of Latin manuscripts from a collection made by James Wardrop

Scope and Content

The following, from the collection of facsimiles made by James Wardrop:

  • bromide prints, reduced in scale, of Matteo Contugi da Volterra, Letters to Bendetto Dei in Florence. (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana MS. Vat. Lat. 9063, fols. 112-34). cf. James Wardrop, Times Literary Supplement, 27 May, 1949, 347
  • enlarged microfilms of Liviuas Guidoloctus of Urbino, Latin translation of Lucian, Dialogues. Dedicated to the Cardinal Julio Medici, later Pope Clement VII. (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS. Vat. Lat. 5802, fols. 1-46v).
  • positive photostats of Pietro Bembo, Rime. (London Victoria & Albert Museum, MS. L. 1347-1957, fols. 1-79).

Administrative / Biographical History

James Wardrop (1905-57) was Controller of the Gregynog Press. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1966.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

Letters from James Wardrop to Alfred Fairbank (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 579-80).