Manuscripts, Medieval -- Scotland
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Medieval Manuscripts created in Scotland.
Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents These are notebooks containing lecture notes on the following subjects:(a) Gaelic literature: Church and State AD 1000 - AD 1560(b) Gaelic literature: Monastic manuscripts(c) Celtic inscriptions(d) Gaelic literature(e) The unity of old Gaelic literature(f) The old period of Gaelic literature: The early missionaries(g) Literature of the first period: Productiveness and contents(h) The old period of Gaelic literature: Latin(i) Homilies, sermons,...
Scope and Contents This bundle of notebooks contain notes made by Mackinnon in preparation for his catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts. It appears as though he went through the manuscripts, classifying each article under the following headings. The catalogue would have been divided into sections with each heading being the title of a section.'Religious: Ecclesiastical and general (MSS I; XV; XVI; XIX; XXVIII; XXIX; XXX)' (Item B45a)'Medical (MSS III; II; IV)' (Item B45b)'MSS V; VI; VII' (Item...
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century
Identifier: MS 186/ ff. 1r-332v; 333v-336r
Contents The bulk of MS 186 contains the 'Scotichronicon', by Walter Bower. Bower was a 15th-century abbot of the abbey of Inchcolm, on the island of Inchcolm in the Firth of Forth. He compiled an extensive history of Scotland, called the 'Scotichronicon'. In this narrative, Bower added some elements of his own and extended the account chronologically, but he declared in the text that his aim was to build upon the earlier work of Scottish history by John of Fordun, the 'Chronica Gentis Scotorum', from...
Scope and Contents Marked 'Mackinnon A4' and noted thus in previous historical records. This a bundle of 5 notebooks, perhaps written by Mackinnon himself. They are apparently transcripts of poetry from the Fernaig Manuscript.
Dates: Late 19th century