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Introduction

The antiquarian researches of Sir William Dugdale (1605-86) were initially focused on his native county of Warwickshire. Most of his manuscripts are fair copies of the transcripts he made from original historical sources; his Monasticon Anglicanum also made generous use of the collections of his collaborator, the Yorkshire antiquary Roger Dodsworth. Dugdale, whose official career was in the Office of Arms, had an important influence on the historical and heraldic studies of his son-in-law Elias Ashmole, and it was to the Ashmolean Museum that his manuscripts were bequeathed; they were transferred to the Bodleian in 1860. The introduction to the collection in the Summary Catalogue gives details of the small number of Dugdale manuscripts which were obtained from other sources.


Shelfmark MS. Dugdale 42
Summary Catalogue no. 6530
Summary of contents William Brome and William Dodyngton, list of muniments of Chapel of St. Mary, Cirencester.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 1460
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1090

Shelfmark MS. Dugdale 43
Summary Catalogue no. 6531
Summary of contents Statutes.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Penwork.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1090

Shelfmark MS. Dugdale 44
Summary Catalogue no. 6532
Summary of contents Statutes of the Order of the Garter.
Language English
Origin English
Date c. 1555-6
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1090

Shelfmark MS. Dugdale 45
Summary Catalogue no. 6533
Summary of contents Thomas Hoccleve, De regimine principum.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, late
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1090
Manuscript image fol. 97r Text page.
Bibliography
2000
John J. Thompson, 'After Chaucer: resituating Middle English poetry in the late medieval and early modern period', in New directions in later medieval manuscript studies: essays from the 1998 Harvard Conference, Woodbridge, etc.: York Medieval Press, 2000, pp. 183-199, at pp. 189, 191 n. 23
1997
Stephen Partridge, 'A newly-identified manuscript by the scribe of the New College Canterbury Tales', in English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, vol. 6 (eds. Peter Beal & Jeremy Griffiths), London: The British Library, 1997, pp. 229-36, passim

Shelfmark MS. Dugdale 46
Summary Catalogue no. 6534
Summary of contents St. Paul, Epistles, later Wycliffe version.
Language English
Origin English
Date c. 1400
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1091

Shelfmark MS. Dugdale 47
Summary Catalogue no. 6535
Summary of contents Book of Hours. Use of Sarum.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine borders, initials. (P&A iii. 929)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1091


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