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St. Eustace MS 315

Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts

Transcriptions of selected medieval and early modern manuscripts

 

View selected medieval and early modern manuscripts

 

 

(Ege) Otto Ege Collection

 

Description

The Otto Ege collection, Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe, XII–XVI Century, contains 45 individual disbound vellum leaves, each mounted in a folder with descriptive notes. Five of the leaves, noted below as “lacking,” were not present when the collection was acquired by UC–B. Ege (1888–1951) was Dean of the Cleveland Institute of Art and Lecturer on History of the Book at the School of Library Science, Western Reserve University. The collection is no. 32 of 40 numbered sets.

Status

The boxed set is cataloged under call number ND2950 E38 1900 in the Libraries online Chinook catalog.

Arrangement

Leaves are in chronological order as perceived by Ege and retain the numbers assigned to them by Ege (e.g. Ege 14).

Size

45 single disbound vellum leaves

Access

Access to the boxed set is provided in Chinook. Access and information on individual manuscripts is available in the card catalog, in the checklist kept in the Special Collections Reading Room (for a EAD copy, click here), or in Medieval Manuscripts in the Norlin Library: A Summary Catalogue (compiled by Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards, Pegasus Press, 2002.) Copies of the Catalogue are available in the Reading Room.

Provenance

The Otto Ege Collection was a gift to the University Libraries from Diane and Robert Greenlee in honor of Professor Amy Vandersall. For additional provenance information on the individual manuscripts, please see Medieval Manuscripts in the Norlin Library: A Summary Catalogue.

 

 

(Hayes) James Hayes Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Leaves

 

Description

The collection contains approximately 50 manuscript leaves and fragments from the 12th to the 17th centuries. The collection also contains later handwritten letters and documents on parchment. The Manuscripts and Printed Leaves is just one portion of the Hayes Collection which also includes books, serials, ephemera, and artifacts dealing with calligraphy and the history of printing and letterforms.

Status

Uncataloged.

Arrangement

Each leaf has been assigned a Hayes number (i.e. Hayes MS 1). Leaves are not in strict chronological order.

Size

171 items, approximately 50 of which are vellum leaves and fragments.

Access

A checklist is available in the Special Collections Reading Room (for a PDF copy click here). The same checklist appears in the catalog Medieval Manuscripts in the Norlin Library: A Summary Catalogue (compiled by Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards, Pegasus Press, 2002.) Copies are available in the Reading Room.

Provenance

The collection was assembled by James Hayes over a number of years. It was purchased by the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries in 1994 with help from the Colorado Calligrapher's Guild.

 

 

(MS) Miscellaneous Medieval Manuscripts

 

Description

Contains over 45 examples of disbound leaves, individual gatherings, and complete manuscript texts dating from the 9th through the 15th centuries.

Status

Uncataloged.

Arrangement

Each leaf, gathering, or book has been assigned a manuscript number (i.e. MS 80). These are in accession order rather than chronological order.

Size

7 complete texts and 39 disbound leaves or gatherings.

Access

A checklist is available in the Special Collections Reading Room (for a PDF copy click here). The same checklist appears in the catalog Medieval Manuscripts in the Norlin Library: A Summary Catalogue (compiled by Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards, Pegasus Press, 2002.) Copies are available in the Reading Room. Acess is also provided through cards in the Manuscript File and Manuscript Shelflist.

Provenance

Varies. Acquired through gifts and purchases largely from the 1980's to the present.

 

(MS) Miscellaneous Early Modern Manuscripts

 

Description

Contains 15 examples of disbound leaves, letters, indentures and other legal materials from the 15th-17th centuries. Includes one forgery, circa 1900.

Status

Uncataloged.

Arrangement

Each leaf, gathering, or book has been assigned a manuscript number (i.e. MS 101). These are in accession order rather than chronological order.

Size

15 leaves.

Access

A checklist is available in the Special Collections Reading Room (for a PDF copy click here).

Provenance

Varies. Acquired through gifts and purchases largely from the 1980's to the present.

 

 

(Thom) S. Harrison Thomson Collection

 

Description

The Thomson manuscript collection contains 44 medieval manuscript leave fragments dating from the 11th through the 15th centuries. Most are encapsulated and matted. Their identifications are based on Thomson's own notes.

Status

Uncataloged.

Arrangement

Each leaf has been assigned a Thomson number (i.e. THOM 1, THOM 2). Leaves are not in strict chronological order.

Size

44 disbound vellum leaves plus two additional printed leaves.

Access

A checklist is available in the Special Collections Reading Room (access through RMOA, a searchable database, is available here). The same checklist appears in the catalog Medieval Manuscripts in the Norlin Library: A Summary Catalogue (compiled by Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards, Pegasus Press, 2002.) Copies are available in the Reading Room.

Provenance

Samuel Harrison Thomson (1895-1975) was Professor of Medieval History at the University of Colorado at Boulder, succeeding James Field Willard in 1936. He was the author of Latin Book Hands of the Later Middle Ages, 1100-1500, and works on John Wyclyf, John Hus, and Robert Grosseteste. Thomson was founder and editor of Medievalia et Humanistica and the Journal of Central European Affairs. These manuscripts were originally part of his private collection and were subsequently purchased from Bernard Rosenthal of San Francisco between 1973 and 1982. For more biographical information, consult Lubomyr Wynar's S. Harrison Thomson: A Bio-Bibliography, Z8872.7 W9.