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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
University of Wales, Lampeter: Collected Medieval Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 1953 CMM

Held at: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Title: University of Wales, Lampeter: Collected Medieval Manuscripts

Short Title: University of Wales, Lampeter: Collected Medieval Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 12th century-15th century

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 8 manuscript volumes and 1 scroll.

Name of creator(s): University of Wales, Lampeter (collector)

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Medieval manuscripts donated to the library of the University of Wales, Lampeter.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: The manuscripts comprise an illuminated vulgate Bible written in 1279 for use at the monastery of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives in Normandy; a Theological Distinctiones, being a series of alphabetically arranged articles on theological subjects, written in England during the thirteenth century; a Flores Psalmorum, being a fifteenth century copy of a Latin commentary by Lethurtus; a Book of Hours written in Italy and illuminated in Florence during the early fifteenth century; an illuminated Book of Hours written during the second half of the fifteenth century for use by Franciscan monks; an illuminated Book of Hours, known as the Boddam Hours, written in France during the second half of the fifteenth century for use in the diocese of Rouen; a Brigittine Ordinal written at around 1481 at the Vadstena convent, Sweden, for use by the nuns; an illuminated Preces, being a collection of prayers and suffrages, written in France during the late fifteenth century; and a leather Hebrew scroll of the Book of Esther.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Latin, French, Hebrew

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: The papers may be consulted through application to the Founders' Library, University of Wales Lampeter, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7ED, Tel: 01570 424772, E-mail: founderslibrary@lamp.ac.uk .

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: See N R Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, Vol.III: Lampeter-Oxford , (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983), pp. 1-14, for descriptions of the eight manuscripts, bar the scroll.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Two manuscripts, comprising the Vulgate Bible and the Preces, were donated to the library by the founder of St. David's College, Bishop Thomas Burgess, in 1837; five manuscripts, comprising the Theological Distinctiones, the three books of hours and the Briggittine Ordinal, and the Hebrew scroll were donated by Thomas Phillips during the 1840s, and the donor of one manuscript, the Flores Psalmorum, is unknown.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Publication note: See N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, Vol.III: Lampeter-Oxford (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983); R. C. Rider, 'The Library of St. David's College', Trivium, vol.1 (1966); M. Hedlund, 'The Ordinal of the Vadstena Nuns: the Latin text found in St. David's University College Library, Lampeter, Wales (MS 5)', Eranos: acta philologica Suecana, vol.79 (1981); C. Hewerdine, 'Symbolic Decoration in a Fifteenth-Century Book of Hours', Trivium, vol.18 (1983) and C. Hewerdine, 'A Study of the Hours of Charles Boddam, Lampeter, MS vii', (Lampeter, MA 1988). The illuminations from the Boddam Hours are available on-line at http://www.lamp.ac.uk/founders_library/boddam/index.htm .

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Rhian Phillips, Archives Hub project archivist, with reference to N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, Vol.III: Lampeter-Oxford (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983), pp. 1-14, and R. C. Rider, 'The Library of St. David's College', Trivium, vol.1 (1966), pp. 36-39.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Monasticism and religious orders
Psalms (Music)
Religion
Theology | Wales
Worship

Personal names

Corporate names
Abbaye de Saint Pierre sur Dives

Places
Vadstena (Sweden)

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