Collection C0003 - Medieval and early modern manuscript collection

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Medieval and early modern manuscript collection

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  • Textual record

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  • [11--?]-[17--] (Creation)

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26 leaves
7 charters
6 leaf fragments
1 bifolium
1 scroll

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Collection consists of manuscript (handwritten) leaves from Western Europe from the 12th to 18th centuries. The collection is arranged in series by manuscript type: Books of hours, charters, liturgical books (contains leaves from psalters, breviaries, antiphonals, and graduals), Bibles, and canon law. Most of the leaves and charters that make up the collection were produced in western and southern Europe (France, England, Flanders, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Spain), although there are also two leaves from Islamic works. Many leaves are illuminated and feature decorative initials, borders, or miniatures. Most are in Latin, although a few are in medieval vernacular languages.

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Items were purchased from antiquarian book dealers in 2004 and 2017-2019. Item 0067-01 was donated by Diana Patterson in 2018.


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  • English
  • Latin
  • Middle Dutch
  • Middle English
  • Middle French
  • Middle High German

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Access to some items may be restricted due to fragile physical condition. Please consult archivist.

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The image linked to this description is the verso of item 0102-01 - Leaf from a Flemish book of hours.

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Created January 2, 2018 by RP.
Revised June 20, 2018 by SD.
Revised March 18, 2019 by SD.

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  • English

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