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MS 211: fragments, 9th-15th century

Identifier: MS 211

Scope and Contents

MS 211 is a collection of approx. 55 manuscript fragments, mainly rescued from bindings in which they were used as waste. They were collected by Laing over the course of many years. There are 35 main fragments, and 17 more in MS 211/XXXVI (these were deemed too small to be catalogued by Catherine Borland).

Each of them is described separately. See individual catalogue entries for more details.


  • Creation: 9th-15th century

Language of Materials

Mostly Latin, with some French, Anglo-Norman, Italian, and Old Norwegian.

Conditions Governing Access

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


55 items (approx).

Previous reference

Previously La.III.499.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
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