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Introduction

Anthony à Wood (1632-1695) received his BA (1652) and MA (1655) from Merton College, Oxford. His 'History and Antiquities of the University of Oxford' was published in Latin translation by Oxford University Press in 1674, and in a longer form in English by John Gutch in 1786-1790. Apart from diaries and letters, there are three collections of Wood manuscripts. The first consists of 126 MSS. (MSS. Wood, and MS. Wood Rolls 1) bequeathed in November 1695 with 970 printed books. They were housed in the Ashmolean Museum until their transfer to the Bodleian in 1860, and are chiefly Wood's own collections for the history of the university and the city of Oxford. The second comprises medieval manuscripts bought from Wood (MSS. Wood empt.). The third collection is a bequest of Dr. Gerard Langbaine's Adversaria (MSS. Wood donat., all post-medieval).


Shelfmark MS. Wood B. 3
Summary Catalogue no. 8574
Summary of contents Juvenal, Satires, i-iii.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 11th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1193
Bibliography
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 p. 214

Shelfmark MS. Wood C. 12
Summary Catalogue no. 8571
Summary of contents Book of Hours. Use of Sarum.
Language Latin
Origin English and Flemish
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Good Flemish border and initials. Written in England. (P&A i. 347)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1192
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1193

Shelfmark MS. Wood D. 8
Summary Catalogue no. 8538
Summary of contents Short calendarial tracts. Walter Burley, Liber meteororum. Theorica planetarum (here attrib. Walter Brytte). Geoffrey of Huntingdon, Imago mundi. English translation of Johannes de Burgundia, Treatise on pestilence. Other scientific treatises.
Language English and Latin
Origin English, Essex Writtle
Date c. 1485
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1185
Bibliography
1999
George R. Keiser, 'Practical books for the gentleman', in The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, vol. III, 1400-1557, eds. Lotte Hellinga & J. B. Trapp, Cambridge 1999, pp. 470-494, at pp. 476 and n. 21, 477, 483
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. CXIII.16 [copy of this article only]
1995
V. I. J. Flint, Honorius Augustodunensis of Regensburg (Authors of the Middle Ages: Historical and Religious Writers of the Latin West, ed. Patrick J. Geary, vol. II, No. 6 [with No. 5]), Aldershot: Variorum, 1995, p. 167

Shelfmark MS. Wood F. 10
Summary Catalogue no. 8472
Summary of contents Rentals of Oseney abbey, 1453-1481.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 1453-1481
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1167

Shelfmark MS. Wood F. 15
Summary Catalogue no. 8477
Summary of contents Oseney abbey rental, in 1498, on six folios, with marginalia by Anthony àWood.
Language Latin
Origin English, Oseney
Date 1498
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1169

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 1
Summary Catalogue no. 8589
Summary of contents Prefixed leaves: fragment from a collection of statutes; Treaty of Calais (incomplete); etc. || Cartulary of Glastonbury ('Secretum abbatis').
Language Latin and French || Latin
Origin French || English, Glastonbury
Date late 14th century and 15th century || 1342-1348
Material parchment

Decoration
- || Fine border, historiated initials. Good penwork borders, initials. (P&A iii. 593, pl. LXI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1197
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1198
Manuscript image fol. 1r Start of a chronicle of Glastonbury Abbey, made during the abbacy of Abbot John de Breynton, and displaying the initials of the next abbot, Walter de Monyton.
Bibliography
2000
English Episcopal Acta, 19: Salisbury 1217-1228, ed. B. R. Kemp, Oxford: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2000, no. 286
1999
English Episcopal Acta, 18, Salisbury 1078-1217, ed. B. R. Kemp, Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 1999, no. 286
1997
Colin G. C. Tite, ' 'Lost or stolen or strayed': a survey of manuscripts formerly in the Cotton library', in Sir Robert Cotton as collector: essays on an early Stuart courtier and his legacy, ed. C. J. Wright, London: British Library, 1997, pp. 262-306, at p. 273

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.
1996
R. Sharpe, J. P. Carley, R. M. Thomson & A. G. Watson, eds., English Benedictine libraries: the shorter catalogues (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 4), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 1996, B43.55

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1995
English Episcopal Acta, X. Bath and Wells 1061-1205, ed. Frances M. R. Ramsey, Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 1995, p. ix (listing only); nos. 113-34, 216-8, 220, 22-6, 229
James P. Carley & Julia Crick, 'Constructing Albion's past: an annotated edition of De origine gigantum' [first printed 1995], reprinted in Glastonbury Abbey and the Arthurian tradition, ed. James P. Carley (Arthurian Studies, 45), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2001, pp. 347-418, at pp. 367, 373, 375, 383, 393, 395
1994
Della Hooke, Pre-Conquest charter-bounds of Devon and Cornwall, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1994, pp. 100, 115, 127, 147, 168
1993
Mirjam M. Foot, 'Medieval painted book edges' [written 1989 for Studies in Book Making and Conservation in Honour of Roger Powell, still (1993) announced as 'forthcoming'], reprinted in her Studies in the history of bookbinding [collected articles], Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1993, pp. 439-54, at p. 446
Margaret Laing, Catalogue of sources for a linguistic atlas of early medieval English, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1993, pp. 142-3
English Episcopal Acta, VIII: Winchester 1070-1204, ed. M. J. Franklin, Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 1993, nos. 42-6, 62
1992
Colin G. C. Tite, ' 'Lost or stolen or strayed': a survey of manuscripts formerly in the Cotton Library', The British Library Journal, Vol. 18 No. 2 (Autumn 1992), pp. 107-47, p. 118

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 3
Summary Catalogue no. 8591
Summary of contents Cartulary of Slapton chantry, Devon.
Language Latin
Origin English, Devon
Date 14th century, late (after 1373)
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, historiated and other initials. (P&A iii. 669, pl. LXIX)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1198
Manuscript image fol. 1r Pink initial V(ivinersis) and blue initial R(everendo), both with arms. Surround border in blue and pink bands with decorative sprays of leaves on gold ground.

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 4
Summary Catalogue no. 8592
Composite two parts
Summary of contents Constitutions of Lanfranc. || Innocent III, De officio misse; sermon (attrib.).
Language Latin
Origin English
Date c. 1200 || 13th century, middle
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1198
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1199

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 5
Summary Catalogue no. 8593
Summary of contents Register of Malmesbury abbey, Wiltshire. Etc.
Language Latin
Origin English, Wiltshire Malmesbury
Date 13th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1199
Bibliography
1998
David Bates, ed., Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum: the Acta of William I(1066-1087), Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998, nos. 193, 194, 195
1996
R. Sharpe, J. P. Carley, R. M. Thomson & A. G. Watson, eds., English Benedictine libraries: the shorter catalogues (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 4), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 1996, B54.12

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1993
Margaret Laing, Catalogue of sources for a linguistic atlas of early medieval English, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1993, p. 143

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 6
Summary Catalogue no. 8594
Summary of contents Cartulary of the manor of 'Acouere' (Okeover), Staffordshire.
Language Latin and French
Origin English
Date 14th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1199

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 7
Summary Catalogue no. 8595
Summary of contents Cartulary of lands in Leicestershire of Bartholomew Brokesby.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 1445
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border, initials. Later drawing (scribble), fol. 187v. (P&A iii. 909)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1199
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1200

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 8
Summary Catalogue no. 8596
Summary of contents Brut Chronicle in the shorter French version to 1272.
Language French
Origin English
Date 14th century, middle
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1200
Bibliography
1999
Ruth J. Dean (with Maureen B. M. Boulton), Anglo-Norman literature: a guide to texts and manuscripts (Anglo-Norman Text Society, Occasional Publications Series, No. 3), London 1999, no. 36

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R.
1998
Lister M. Matheson, The Prose Brut: the development of a Middle English Chronicle (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 180), Tempe, AZ, 1998, pp. xix, 31 n., 32

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 9
Summary Catalogue no. 8597
Summary of contents Statutes of the Cathedral Church of Exeter, 1268-1446, with numerous contemporary and later marginalia.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1200

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 10
Summary Catalogue no. 8598
Summary of contents Cartulary of lands of the Knights Templars within the preceptory of Sandford, Oxfordshire.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1200
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1201
Bibliography
1999
English Episcopal Acta, 18, Salisbury 1078-1217, ed. B. R. Kemp, Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 1999, no. 242
English Episcopal Acta, 18: Salisbury 1078-1217, ed. B. R. Kemp, Oxford: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 1999, no. 242
1993
English Episcopal Acta, VIII: Winchester 1070-1204, ed. M. J. Franklin, Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 1993, no. 247
1991
English Episcopal Acta, II, Canterbury 1162-1190, eds. C. R. Cheney & B. E. A. Jones, and III, Canterbury 1193-1205, eds. C. R. Cheney & E. John, corrected paperback edition, Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press, 1991, vol. II, no. 319; vol. III, no. 631

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 12
Summary Catalogue no. 8600
Summary of contents Collection of forms similar in part to Registrum omnium breuium.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 16th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1201

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 13
Summary Catalogue no. 8601
Summary of contents Alexander Nequam, Sermons.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, early
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1201

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 14
Summary Catalogue no. 8602
Summary of contents Statutes of the Carthusian order (incomplete).
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1201

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 15
Summary Catalogue no. 8603
Summary of contents Medicinal herbal arranged alphabetically ('Schola Salernitana'). Treatise on diseases of women. Dietary in verse.
Language Latin
Origin English, Exeter
Date before 1448
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1201
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1202

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 16
Summary Catalogue no. 8604
Summary of contents Theological or mystical dictionary ('Mistica Hieronimi').
Language Latin
Origin English
Date c. 1200
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1202

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 17
Summary Catalogue no. 8605
Summary of contents Book of private devotions entitled 'Meditatyons for goostly exercyse, in the tyme of the masse'.
Language English
Origin English
Date 16th century, early
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1202

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 18
Summary Catalogue no. 8606
Summary of contents Medical recipes, charms, and veterinary lore relating to horses.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, late
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1202
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1203
Manuscript image fol. flyleaf Ex libris inscriptions of St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, 13th-14th centuries. 17th-century inscription of Anthony Wood.
Manuscript image fol. 16v Text page with ink drawing of man pointing to marginal note of Clement Canterbury, late 15th century.
Bibliography
1999
George R. Keiser, 'Practical books for the gentleman', in The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, vol. III, 1400-1557, eds. Lotte Hellinga & J. B. Trapp, Cambridge 1999, pp. 470-494, at pp. 477 and n. 24, 481
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. CXIII.16 [copy of this article only]

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 19
Summary Catalogue no. 8607
Summary of contents Missal (incomplete). Use of Sarum.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials (defaced). (P&A iii. 967)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1203

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 20
Summary Catalogue no. 8608
Summary of contents Note-book of a York priest.
Language Latin
Origin English, North
Date c. 1471-1472
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1203
Bibliography
1995
John B. Friedman, Northern English books, owners and makers in the late Middle Ages, Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995, p. 152

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 21
Summary Catalogue no. 8609
Summary of contents Records of the chapters-general of the Augustinian canons. Benedictine constitutions of 1339 for monasteries.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date after 1518
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1203
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1204

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 22
Summary Catalogue no. 8610
Summary of contents Speculum juniorum.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 14th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border, initial. (P&A iii. 645)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1204

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 23
Summary Catalogue no. 8611
Summary of contents Constitutions of Benedict XII and English provincial constitutions.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 14th century, end
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border, historiated initial. (P&A iii. 731)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1204
Bibliography
1996
Kathleen L. Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts 1390-1490 (A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, 6), 2 vols., London: Harvey Miller Publishers, 1996, II, p. 35

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Pal.

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 24
Summary Catalogue no. 8612
Summary of contents Augustine, De quantitate animae. Ambrose, De bono mortis; two sermons.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 12th century, late
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1204
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1205
Bibliography
1999
Richard Gameson, The manuscripts of Early Norman England (c. 1066-1130), Oxford, etc.: OUP for The British Academy, 1999, p. 141 no. 761

Shelfmark MS. Wood empt. 25
Summary Catalogue no. 8613
Summary of contents Herbal. Notes on the treatment of fevers. Plague tract. Recipes. Description of months with foods proper for each.
Language English and Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, late
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 1205

Shelfmark MS. Wood Rolls 1
Summary Catalogue no. 25227
Summary of contents Uthredus de Boldon, monk of Durham, a defence of various articles by him denounced as heresy by the Franciscans in the 14th century.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date c. 1400
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 92
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 93


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