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MS 149: Composite manuscript containing two texts (plus insertions), 15th century

Identifier: MS 149


Contains one text bound together with a collection of documents, in different hands.
f. 1r-27v: 'Provinciale' by William Lyndwood
f. 29r-32v: Copies of a document concerning forms of absolution of the 15th century
f. 30r also contains 12 lines of English and Latin verse and also a copy of a document dated at Stamford, 1481, concerning a Lincolnshire will.
The texts are described separately, under MS 149/ff. 1r-27v; MS 149/ff. 29r-32v.
Writing Fairly written.


  • 15th century

Language of Materials

Mostly Latin, with verses in English on f. 30r.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


1 bound MS volume

Custodial History

An English manuscript, in a fair hand, but without any marks of ownership. In the 18th century it belonged to James Erskine, Lord Alva's library. It is included in a catalogue of his library, which now is contained in the University of Edinburgh's collection, as La.III.755.

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland’s catalogue: Constitutiones Provinciales Cantuariensis.

Previous reference

D. b. V. 10.

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum

Binding: Modern (from 1820-30)

Collation: a10, b10, c8, d4 (fly-leaves) =32.


24.13 cm X 17.15 cm


Secundo folio: In primis
Foliation and number of lines to a page: ff. 32, about 50 lines to a page.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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