Draft 3: 29 March 1998
Draft 4: 22 April 1998 (rev. of draft 3)
Some changes to draft 4: 9 June 1998 by dwr
Jes-O 29 added 30 June 98 by pfs
Lawson added 20 July 98 by pfs
FMS changes through 3/29/99 added by JM 4/27/99
File last modified Wednesday, 05-May-1999 09:33:35 EDT
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|MED||HyperBib||abbr||MS REF attr|
|Auch||Auch||NONE||Auch (Adv 19.2.1)||Auch|
|Brm||Brm||NONE||Brm (Yale 365)||Brm|
|Elsm||Elsm||NONE||Elsm (EL 26.C.9)||Elsm|
|Fil or Fillingham||Fil||NONE||Fil (Add 37492)||Fil|
|Heng||Heng||NONE||Heng (Peniarth 392 D)||Heng|
|Pcy||Pcy||NONE||Pcy (Add 27879)||Pcy|
|Sim||Sim||NONE||Sim (Add 22283)||Sim|
|Thrn||Thrn||NONE||Thrn (Lincoln Cathedral 91)||Thrn|
|Vrn||Vrn||NONE||Vrn (Eng.poet. a.1)||Vrn|
|Wht||Wht||NONE||Wht (Add 39574)||Wht|
I'm using what follows as standard LALME entries for some of the above which recur often. N.B. the Auch entry, of course, holds only for Hand A of Auchinleck. For the other Auch hands, see LALME, or the sheet on Auchinleck which I handed out.
<MS REF="Auch"><CITE></CITE><LALME>vol. 1. 88. "Hand A (main hand) … Language of London/Middx border. Entered in Middx." LP 6510.</LALME></MS>
<MS REF="Thrn"><CITE></CITE><LALME>vol. 1. 98. "The hand of Robert Thornton."</LALME></MS>
<MS REF="Vrn"><CITE></CITE><LALME>vol. 1. 148. "MS in one hand except for the Index." LP 7630. Worcs.</LALME></MS>
<MS REF="Wht"><CITE></CITE><LALME>vol. 1. 102. "Language of Soke or possibly NW Ely."</LALME></MS>
2 General styling guidelines:
Collection abbreviations end without period--LdMisc, Eg, etc. See Bod below for MED abbreviations used. Shelf-marks for most collections will have period but no space between components: a.2, F.34, 26.C.9, etc., but Hnt and Mrg MSS have space and no period: Hnt HM 131, Mrg M 64. Cambridge, Trinity College and St. John's College collections have two sets of numbers; give both in CITE in MSLIST only, in the following order, Trin-C B.12.26 (24), StJ-C C.25 (75); Gonville and Caius has two numbers separated thus: 174/95 (the second is the James catalogue number). POINT OUT FURTHER EXCEPTIONS IF YOU FIND THEM.
MSLIST: Include in the CITE any significant information, which will chiefly be of the type (olim Butler-Bowdon), or (whereabouts unknown), and, occasionally, (now privately owned). (The last of these is used only for MSS known to be in the hands of private collectors who choose not to be identified. Known private collectors like Toshi Takamiya are identified: Mellon, Tak, etc.) Give up to two olim refs, in the sequence most recent owner, earlier owner--not always easy to establish.
Common Name MSS need only the abbreviation Vrn, Heng, as an attribute value. The rest of the information will be supplied from MSLib.
MSGROUP: Supply here abbreviations in the same form as you will use for ABBR below: Mrg M 34, SeldArch B.123. No further information goes here, except for Common Name MSS, which have both familiar abbreviation and official abbreviation/shelf mark, as above in table.
3 Other MSS to watch out for, chiefly for outdated MED abbreviations which need to be replaced. The first group includes outdated MED abbreviations which cover several or many manuscripts.
(i) Groups of MSS which occur often
Follow Phillipps model--replace where possible, adding (olim Ashburnham + number if known) in <CITE>
Ashb 124: replace by Mrg M 249 (olim Ashburnham 124). This is now Pierpont Morgan Library M 249, olim Ashburnham 124 (P&B uses for YkPlays)
Ashb 126: replace by ChU 564 (olim Ashburnham 126). This is now Chicago, University of Chicago Library 564, olim Ashburnham 126 (see Benson, Chaucer 1119)
Ashb 127: replace by McCl 181 (olim Ashburnham 127). This is now McClean 181, olim Ashburnham 127 (CTales)
Ashb 130: replace by Hnt HM 128 (olim Ashburnham 130). This is now San Marino, Huntington HM 128, olim Ashburnham 130 (PConsc., PPl., SJerus. --LALME)
Ashb 133: replace by Hnt HM 744 (olim Ashburnham 133). This is now San Marino, Huntington HM 744, olim Ashburnham 133. (contains Hoccleve).
Ashb 135: replace by McCl 131 (olim Ashburnham 135). This is now Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, McClean 131 (olim Ashburnham 135) (PConsc? --LALME 1.63)
Ashb 137: replace by Add 35290 (see LALME vol. 1. 102)
Manual 8, p. 2820 in list of prose Brut MSS, ids several Ashburnham MSS
Lindberg St. Neophil 42 (1970) 333-47 covers a number of Ashb MSS containing WBible. Ashb 1=Rylands 81, Ashb 2=Rylands 80, Ashb 3=Rylands 77, Ashb 4=Rylands 79, Ashb 5=Rylands 78, Ashb 6=Rylands 84.
HntElsm: replace by <MS attr> Hnt <CITE> EL 26 c.9 (or whatever) <MSGROUP>Hnt EL 26 c.9 <ABBR> Hnt EL 26 c.9>
HntHm: replace by <MS attr> Hnt <CITE> HM 123 <MSGROUP>Hnt HM 123 <ABBR> Hnt HM 123 >
HntHu: replace by <MS attr> Hnt <CITE> HU 123 <MSGROUP>Hnt HU 123 <ABBR> Hnt HU 123>
Halliwell: replacement determined by Hal shelfmark and current home if known
If we do not know where the MS is now, retain Hal abbr. as below (invented)
<MS attr>Hal <CITE>123 (whereabouts unknown) <MSGROUP> Hal 123 <ABBR> Hal 123
Replace, where possible, keeping the olim Hal + number reference, if known, as below:
Hal 219 becomes:
<MS attr>Eg <CITE>826 (olim Hal 219) <MSGROUP> Eg 826 <ABBR> Eg 826
Replace, where necessary, as below, a special case, where the MS is privately owned.
<MS attr>Hal <CITE>335 (now privately owned) <MSGROUP> Hal 335 <ABBR> Hal 335
There are many Phil MSS. Replace by current repository wherever possible, adding (olim Phillipps + number if known), retaining Phil + number if not, with (whereabouts unknown) if appropriate. Below is a preliminary list (not all of which may be used) and which will probably need to be augmented as we go. Numerical index to Phillipps MSS in Munby, A. N. L. , The Disposal of the Phillipps Library, CUP 1960. Special Collections Z989.P55 v .5.
(1) If we do not know where the MS is now, retain Phil abbr. as below (invented example):
<MS attr>Phil <CITE>231 (whereabouts unknown) <MSGROUP> Phil 231 <ABBR> Phil 231
(2) Replace, where possible, recording the olim Phil shelf-mark, if known, as below (invented examples):
<MS attr>Hnt <CITE>HM 123 (olim Phillipps 4321) <MSGROUP> Hnt HM 123 <ABBR> Hnt HM 123
<MS attr>Hnt <CITE>HU 123 (olim Phillipps 4322) <MSGROUP> Hnt HU 123 <ABBR> Hnt HU 123
Phil 1054=MSU 1 (This is Michigan State Univ 1, contains Meditations on Life of Christ. See LALME 1.139.) MED abbreviation is MSC, replaced in MSLib by MSU.
Phil 2180 =Hnt HM 266 (Scale of Perf--see LALME)
Phil 2706=ChU 254 (Chicago, University of Chicago 254 (olim Phillipps 2706, olim Nuton) (Page, SRouen)
Phil 3338=Yale 593 (New Haven, Yale, Beinecke 593. See Hamer, p. 61)
Phil 4254=Rsnb 439/16 (Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum and Library, MS 439/16 (olim Phillipps 4254 ) Lydgate, Fall of Princes.)
Phil 6570=Tex-U 46 (Austin, University of Texas Library. Chaucer, CT, see Benson 1118. Add to MSLib if needed. See Benson also for Phil 8136, 8299, 9970)
Phil 7157=Plim 268 (See Severs 2.IV.37)
Phil 8122=Min-U Z.822 N.81 (Univ Minn Z.822 N.81 (Severs 9.3544, LALME 1.139)
Phil 8137=Rsnb 1084/1 (Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum and Library)
Phil 8151=Hnt HM 111 (Hoccleve holograph--see LALME)
Phil 8192=Tay ? (Princeton UL, Taylor Coll (CAmantis) In Griffiths and Pearsall, see Edwards and Pearsall p. 274, n.29)
Phil 8244: Treat as (1) above unless we trace it. Add (whereabouts unknown) in <CITE> ("Alchemy-- Not established" Index Suppl. 516)
Phil 8254= Add 38010 (Reg. ME Rel. Verse 1, 420)
Phil 8306=Amherst 46 (olim Phillipps 8306). (IMEV Suppl. ) Sotheby Sale, Dec. 12, 1911, Lot 760
Phil 8820=Tak 4 (Tokyo, Toshiyushi Takamiya 4. See Hamer, p. 61)
Phil 8321=Hnt HM 137 (PPl--see LALME)
Phil 8336=Add 46919 (See Hamer, p. 61)
Phil 8857= Hnt HM 113 Brut (See Lesley Morris, Rosenbach Abroad, 41-3)
Phil 8858= Hnt HM 136 Brut (See Lesley Morris, Rosenbach Abroad, 41-3)
Phil 9302= Yale 125 (Wycliffite Bible), see Yale online catalogue
Phil 9412=Hnt HM 139 (PConsc--see LALME)
Phil 11929=Hnt HM 502 (devotional treatises--see LALME)
Phil 12086=Mellon MS (see IPMEP 485)
Phil 13783=Clermont (1869) 1 517-8 ( see IPMEP 105)
Phil 20420=Huntington HM 129 (Severs 9.3544)
Phil 24309=Hnt HM 55 Capgrave, St Norbert (See Lesley Morris, Rosenbach Abroad, 41-3)
See De Ricci, esp. indexes, Lesley Morris, Rosenbach Abroad, 41-3 for others, also IMEV Suppl. Appendix. Various Phil MSS turn up in Manual treatment of prose Brut, vol. 8, 2819ff. (Phil 9486, 8857, 8858, 3784, 2706, 2307, et al.). See Benson CT also for Phil 8136, 8299, 9970
Takamiya, various (cf LALME vol. 1.161). Check Sion, Penrose, Chet, etc. in alphabetical listing below.
Tak 22=Tokyo, Toshiyuki Takamiya 22 (see Benson, Ch. 1119))
Tak 23=Tokyo, Toshiyuki Takamiya 23 (olim Sion Arc. L.40.2/E.76) (see Hanna 350, a PPl. MS)
Tak 32=Tokyo, Toshiyuki Takamiya 32 (olim Penrose,olimDelamere) (CTales)
Tak 38=Tokyo, Toshiyuki Takamiya 32 (olim Honeyman) (Secreta Secretorum--LALME)
Tak 59= Tokyo, Toshiyuki Takamiya 59 (olim Chet 27092) (Chauliac --see LALME)
(ii) Other MSS
<MS attr>CmbAdd <CITE>6681 (olim Allanson) <MSGROUP> CmbAdd 6681 <ABBR> CmbAdd 6681
Amherst 28: now Add. 37790
<MS attr>Add <CITE>37790 (olim Amherst 28) <MSGROUP> Add 37790 <ABBR> Add 37790
Amherst 46: for now, use as Amherst 46, and add olim Phillipps 8306) in <CITE>. I do not yet know where this is --IMEVSuppl. records it in a 1911 Sotheby Sale. It contains Prompt.Parv.
Bod=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley
In addition to plain old Bod, note the following; refer to by the abbreviations given, without periods. The MSLib will expand with appropriate abbrev. and periods, followed by a space. Add numbers, or letters + numbers in cite: <CITE>a.1 </CITE>
BodAdd=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Add.
BodDon=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Don.
BodDugd=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Dugdale replaces Dugd.
BodEMisc=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Eng.misc.
BodeMus=Oxford, Bodleian Library, e Musaeo
BodHrn=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Hearnes's diaries (added per Bruce B-B e-mail Feb 1999) replacing Rawl K.42 for incipit "in the lende".
BodKCh=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Kent Charters
BodLMisc=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Lat.misc.
BodLTh=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Lat.th.
BodLLiturg: added to MSLib=Lat. liturg., reserving BodLiturg for Liturg. MSS. (Lat. liturg. have shelf marks with l.c. a-f+number (a.1, f.6, etc., whereas Liturg, proper are few in number, and have straight numbers, 6, 70, etc.)
BodLtrg=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Liturg. See above on difference between LLiturg, and Liturg.
BodPoet=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Eng.poet. (except for Vrn, where you spell it out in the MSGroup, see common name MSS)
BodR=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodl. Rolls
BodTh=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Eng.th.
Bodmer 110 (olim Harmsworth, Sotheby Oct. 1945, lot 1963)
Bodmer 178 (olim Gurney 121)
Bodmer Romances: now Tay 9 (Princeton University Library, Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections, Taylor 9, olim Bodmer, olim Ireland-Blackburne ) (see Hamer, p. 20, and Tay below)
Buccl MS of Page, SRouen: replace by Hnt HM 131 (olim Buccleuch). This is now San Marino, Huntington HM 131 Lewis, #374, Brut Chron of England (= Urbana, University of Illinois 116)
11 Dicts or sayings of philosophers IPMEP 834
21 is now Mrg B 21 (contains incipits and toothache recipe); IPMEP 641 is incorrect (Mrg confirmed by Linda Voights).
36 has Form Cury, IPMEP 238
Hamer, p.8, x-refs Buehler to NewYork, Pierpont Morgan, series B (5,11,13,17,21) all containing ME verse.
Chet 27092 (Chauliac) is now Tak 59, q.v.
The Manual numbers (in thousands) are from deposit numbers, now irrelevant. Correct current numbers run 1-172.
Garrett 138 was once Yates-Thompson MS (see LALME 1.154.)
Princeton, University Library, Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections 100 (olim Helmingham Hall, Tollemache MS) -- Hanna 348, a Chaucer MS, but is this a Garrett, Taylor, or penny plain MS?
Chicago, Illinois, Newberry Library, MS 32.9 (olim Helmington Hall LJ.II.1) Silver MS --see LALME 1.73), contains Prick C
San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 26054 (olim Helmington Hall LJ.II.8) (Hamer, IMEV 91.4)
London, University Library 657 (olim Helmington Hall LJ.I.7) --LALME 1.137, Spec. Christiani. L.J.1.7 now London UL 657
L.J.1.10 now Tokyo, Takamiya 6
L.J.2.1 now Chicago, Newberry 32.9
L.J.2.8 now Hunt HM 26054
(all above from Hamer)
One Huth MS containing the Mirror of Man's Salvation is now Beeleigh (olim Huth, <I>olim </I> Harmsworth) (See IMEV 1011.9, 15 8-line stanzas and IMEV Suppl.) We have no more specific shelf marks for Foyle MSS, so use any (olim Huth, olim Harmsworth) information available to distinguish.
Hnt HM 144 (olim Huth) contains Melibee and Monk's Tale
<MS attr>LdMisc <CITE>123 <MSGROUP> LdMisc 123 <ABBR> LdMisc 123
Restore Ld or set up something else if any Ld MSS other than LdMisc turn up.
<MS attr>Wel <CITE>542 (olim Payne) <MSGROUP> Wel 542 <ABBR> Wel 542
This is now London, Wellcome Historical Medical Library 542 -- LALME 137 medical tracts.
Yale University Library, Wagstaff 9 (olim Petworth 8) --LALME 1.166
Replace the one with fragments of Partenope by: Lat.misc. b.17 (olim Clifden, olim Robartes). (Fragments: Parten. and NHom Collection IMEVSuppl. 518. See Guddat-Figge, 281.)
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Eng.th. c.70 (Fragment: ARiwle --IMEVSuppl. 518) Used in the MED?
Rsnb 1084/1 (olim Phillipps 8137), Chaucer, I think!
Other Rsnb MSS (some contain IMEV items) include:
439/16, 1083/29, 1083/30, 1084/1, 1084/2 (Hamer, p. 53)
Rosenbach 475, now Chicago, Newberry 33.3 (Hamer, p. 54)
Paul S. on Vegetius: desc. by Fallwell (Veg.(1)) as Philadelphia MS dealer holding MSS on consignment; Veg(1) MS is described as olim Gollancz, olim Phillipps, sometimes called Petworth 6; now owned by anonymous Londoner. This is set up in MSLib as Rsnb1.
<MS attr>Rwl <CITE>A.123 <MSGROUP> Rwl A.123 <ABBR>Rwl A.123
RwlLtrg added to MSLib=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawl.liturg.</MSFULL>
RwlPoet added to MSLib=Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawl.poet.</MSFULL>
Various Ashburnham MSS are now in Rylands: Ashb 1=Rylands 81, Ashb 2=Rylands 80, Ashb 3=Rylands 77, Ashb 4=Rylands 79, Ashb 5=Rylands 78, Ashb 6=Rylands 84.
I have added this to the MS Lib., corresp. to entries for Garrett and Taylor collections in Princeton, University Library. Of these three collections, MED apparently only uses Gar as an abbreviation. As of now (Nov. 24, 1997), we should handle all of these the same way. A Scheide attribute value will generate the above.
Gar or Taylor will do the same, mutatis mutandis. On the styling, see message from Don Skemer, in the MEC Apparatus folder on my machine (FMS).
<MS attr>SeldArch <CITE>B.123 <MSGROUP> SeldArch B.123 <ABBR>SeldArch B.123
(All SeldArch numbers have B. MED uses B.10, B.14, B.24, B.26, B.35)
<MS attr>SeldSup <CITE>123 <MSGROUP> SeldSup 123 <ABBR> SeldSup 123
MED uses 52, 53, 56, 73, 74
e-mail from B B-B says to use Arch. Selden. for the one, and Selden Supra for the other in the expanded MSLib entry.
Retain old shelfmark as olim in MS list, Sion Arc. L.40.2/E.2 (olim 32/1) and use new shelfmark elsewhere.
Sion Arc. L.40.2/E.76: replace by Tak 23 with (olim Sion Arc. L.40.2/E.76) information in CITE. Full id is now Tokyo, Toshiyuki Takamiya MS 23 (olim Sion Arc. L.40.2/E.76) (see Hanna 350), a PPl. MS
Sion Arc. L.40.2/E.23: replace by Tak 22 with (olim Sion Arc. L.40.2/E.23) in CITE. Full id is now Tokyo, Toshiyuki Takamiya MS 22 (olim Sion Arc. L.40.2/E.23) (see Benson, Ch. 1119)
(Taylor 9 which contains AwntArth etc. is (olim Bodmer, olim Ireland-Blackburne)