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Introduction

Thomas Marshall (1621-85), a pupil and friend of Francis Junius, was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated in 1645. Having served in the Royalist garrison of Oxford during the Civil War, he went abroad, and served as chaplain to the Merchant Adventurers in Holland from 1650 to 1672. He was elected a Fellow of Lincoln College in 1668, and Rector in 1672; from 1681 he was also Dean of Gloucester Cathedral. Over half the manuscripts Marshall bequeathed to the Bodleian are Oriental, and are not described here. His printed books are now divided between the Bodleian and Lincoln College; his Civil War pamphlets are also in the College. Marshall’s own correspondence is to be found scattered in several other collections in the Bodleian and elsewhere.


Shelfmark MS. Marshall 4
Summary Catalogue no. 5252
Composite fols. 1-88 || 89 - end
Summary of contents Lectionary. || Folls. 160, 163-81 of a Lectionary from the Abbey of Soignies, Flanders.
Language Latin
Origin Flemish
Date 12th century, beginning || 15th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. (P&A i. 272, pl. XIX) || -

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 993
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 994
Bibliography
1994
Raymond Étaix, Homéliaires patristiques latins: recueil d'études de manuscrits médiévaux (Collection des Études Augustiniennes. Série Moyen-Age et Temps modernes, 29), Paris: Institut d'Études Augustiniennes, 1994, p. 621

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 11
Summary Catalogue no. 5258
Summary of contents New Testament, glossed (incomplete).
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Coloured initials.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 995
Manuscript image fol. xlii verso Two initials P(aulus): 3-line red and white and 6-line blue and white, both with fine penwork decoration and extension flourishes in the margin.
Bibliography
1997
J. A. A. M. Biemans, Onsen Speghele Ystoriaele in Vlaemsche. Codicologisch onderzoek naar de overlevering van de Spiegel Historiael van Jacob van Maerlant, Philip Utenbroeke en Lodewijk van Velthem met een beschrijving van de handschriften en fragmenten, 2 vols., Leuven: Peeters, 1997, p. 73
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. CVII.17 (selected pages only)
Jos A. A. M. Biemans, Onsen Speghele Ystoriale in Vlaemsche: Codicologisch onderzoek naar de overlevering van de Spiegel historiael van Jacob van Maerlant, Philip Utenbroeke en Lodewijk van Velthem, met een beschrijving van de handschriften en fragmenten, 2 vols. (Schrift en Schriftdragers in de Nederlanden in de Middeleeuwen, II-1 and II-2), Louvain: Peeters, 1997, vol. 1, p. 73

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 19
Summary Catalogue no. 5265
Summary of contents Philo Judaeus, Interpretationes nominum Hebraicorum, in the Latin translation by Jerome.
Language Latin
Origin French
Date 9th century, late
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 996
Bibliography
2001
Helmut Gneuss, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts: a list of manuscripts and manuscript fragments written or owned in England up to 1100 (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 241), Tempe AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2001, no. 659

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.
1998
Sigrid Krämer, Bibliographie Bernhard Bischoff und Verzeichnis aller von ihm herangezogenen Handschriften (Fuldaer Hochschulschriften, 27), Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Josef Knecht, 1998, No. 227, 227*
1997
Jean F. Preston, 'Mixed blessings: a twelfth-century manuscript from Waverley', in Of the making of books: medieval manuscripts, their scribes and readers. Essays presented to M. B. Parkes, ed. P. R. Robinson & Rivkah Zim, Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1997, pp. 49-70, at p. 66 n. 17

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
Paul Saenger, Space between words: the origins of silent reading (Figurae: reading medieval culture), Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997, p. 324
Mildred Budny, Insular, Anglo-Saxon, and Early Anglo-Norman manuscript art at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge: an illustrated catalogue, 2 vols., Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1997, Vol. I, pp. 52, 125, 285, 669
1996
Helmut Gneuss, 'The study of language in Anglo-Saxon England. The Toller Memoral Lecture 1989', [first printed 1990], reprinted in his collected articles, Language and history in early England (Variorum Collected Studies Series, CS559), Aldershot, etc.: Variorum, 1996, Article no. III, p. 23
1994
David N. Dumville, 'English libraries before 1066: use and abuse of the manuscript evidence' [revised version of article first printed 1981], in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts: basic readings, ed. Mary P. Richards (Basic Readings in Anglo-Saxon England, vol. 2 = Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, vol. 1434), New York & London 1994, pp. 169-219, at pp. 182-3, 197, 207, 213 [= Gneuss no. 659]
1993
David N. Dumville, English Caroline script and monastic history: studies in Benedictinism, A.D. 950-1030, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1993, p. 106
1988
Bernhard Bishoff et al., The Epinal, Erfurt, Werden, and Corpus Glossaries (= Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile, 22), Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger, 1988, p. 25 n. 166
1986
Bernhard Bischoff, Paläographie des römischen Altertums und des abendländischen Mittelalters (Grundlagen der Germanistik, 24), 2nd edn., Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 1986 (1st edn. publ. 1979), p. 227n.
1982
Jean Vézin, 'Une reliure carolingienne de cuir souple (Oxford, Bodleian Library, Marshall 19)', Revue française d'histoire du livre, 36 ( 1982), pp. 235-241

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 21
Summary Catalogue no. 5256
Summary of contents Hilary of Poitiers, Commentary on the Gospel of St. Matthew. Tyconius, De septem regulis.
Language Latin
Origin Flemish, Ghent St. Peter's
Date 12th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. (P&A i. 276, pl. XIX)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 994
Manuscript image fol. 95r Red and green decorated initial D(iabolo).

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 25
Summary Catalogue no. 5262, 8627
Summary of contents Jan van Ruysbroek (Ruusbroec), Expositie van den Tabernacule.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 995

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 28
Summary Catalogue no. 5263
Summary of contents Romance of Sydrac and Boctus.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century, late
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 995
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 996

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 29
Summary Catalogue no. 5264
Summary of contents Romance of Meliboeus.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 996

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 47
Summary Catalogue no. 5275
Summary of contents New Testament.
Language Latin
Origin German, West
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Fleuronnée borders, initials. (P&A i. 178)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 998
Bibliography
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Frenswegen, Augustinerchorherren

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 48
Summary Catalogue no. 5280, 8641
Summary of contents Pauline and General Epistles. Acts of the Apostles. Apocalypse. Prophetical passages from the Old Testament.
Language Netherlandish and Latin
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 999

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 58
Summary Catalogue no. 5281
Summary of contents Four Gospels.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch, Gorinchem
Date 1472
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 999
Manuscript image fol. 19r Blue 7-line initial 'D' with red, green and yellow decoration extending into left, top and lower margins.

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 72
Summary Catalogue no. 5304
Summary of contents Hippocrates, works. Galen, De probis pravisque alimentorum succis.
Language Greek
Date 16th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1002
Bibliography
1999
Kees Dekker, The origins of Old Germanic studies in the Low Countries (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 92), Leiden, etc.: Brill, 1999, p. 433 (listing in bibliography only)

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 75
Summary Catalogue no. 5284*
Summary of contents William FitzStephen, Descriptio nobilissime ciuitatis Londonie. Chronicle of Britain to 1216.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1000

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 86
Summary Catalogue no. 5297
Composite five parts
Summary of contents Augustine, extracts.|| Augustine (attrib.), De spiritu et anima. || Treatise on moral virtue. || Albertano da Brescia, De doctrina dicendi et tacendi. || Mnemonic verses (versus memoriales) for recollecting the books of the Bible.
Language Latin
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Illuminated borders.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1001
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1002

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 90
Summary Catalogue no. 5294
Summary of contents Old Testament books, glossed: Joshua, Tobit, Ruth, Judith, Esther.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1001

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 94
Summary Catalogue no. 5293
Summary of contents Exempla ('Tractatus exemplorum de habundancia adopcionum ad omnem materiam in sermonibus').
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
Illuminated capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1000
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1001

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 98
Summary Catalogue no. 5299
Summary of contents Rubricated portable Diurnal. Use of Windesheim.
Language Latin
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century, end
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine borders, initials. (P&A i. 252)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1002
Manuscript image fol. 167r Blue initial 'D' with aroid on gold ground. Border on three sides with gold discs, thistles, cornflowers, acanthus leaves and acorns.

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 108
Summary Catalogue no. 5306, 8673
Summary of contents Theological commonplace book.
Language Latin
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1003

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 109
Summary Catalogue no. 5309
Summary of contents Liturgical texts and devotional treatises, including Psalter of the Virgin Mary, prayers to the Virgin, and Office of the Passion.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century
Material paper

Decoration
Illuminated capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1004
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1005

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 110
Summary Catalogue no. 5308
Summary of contents Private devotions.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1004

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 119
Summary Catalogue no. 5307
Summary of contents Jan van Ruysbroek (Ruusbroec), devotional treatises.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 1475
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1003
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1004

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 123
Summary Catalogue no. 5310
Summary of contents Hours of the Virgin Mary. Use of Liège.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1005

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 124
Summary Catalogue no. 5311
Summary of contents Devotional treatises and sermons, including an incomplete translation of Thomas àKempis, Imitatio Christi, bks. 1 and 2.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century, middle
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1005
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1006

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 125
Summary Catalogue no. 5312
Summary of contents Book of Hours, Use of Liège (?).
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. (P&A i. 239)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1006
Manuscript image fol. 82r Red and blue 8-line initial 'H' with penwork decoration in red and green, squared by penwork decoration in mauve; flourishes in red ink extending into top and lower margins.

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 126
Summary Catalogue no. 5315
Summary of contents Breviary (portable matutinale). Use of Utrecht.
Language Latin
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century, first half (?)
Material parchment

Decoration
Illuminated capitals and borders.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1006
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1007
Manuscript image fol. 159r Blue 6-line initial 'R' on gold ground. Border on three sides with acanthus leaves, flowers and gold balls.

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 127
Summary Catalogue no. 5314
Summary of contents Translation of Bernard of Clairvaux, Formula honeste vite.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 14th century, first half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1006

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 128
Summary Catalogue no. 5321
Summary of contents Book of Hours.
Language Netherlandish and Latin
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Decorative initials. (P&A i. 240)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1007
Manuscript image fol. 73r Blue 5-line initial 'M'; red ink penwork flourishes and decoration in the margins.

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 129
Summary Catalogue no. 5325
Summary of contents Cistercian portable Diurnal.
Language Latin
Origin German, diocese of Cologne (?)
Date 15th century, last quarter (?)
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1007

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 132
Summary Catalogue no. 5327
Summary of contents Statutes of England.
Language Anglo-Norman and Latin
Origin English
Date 14th century, early
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1008
Bibliography
1996
J. H. Baker, A catalogue of English legal manuscripts in Cambridge University Library, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1996, p. 569

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.

Shelfmark MS. Marshall 135 (R)
Summary Catalogue no. 8684
Summary of contents Genealogy of the Kings of England to Henry VI.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Diagrams. Apparently compiled at the instance of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, 1455-1461. (P&A iii. 1020)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1210
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1211


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