DUL Add.MS. 1950/A/11 DUL Add.MS. 1950/A/11/i-iiCanon law (fragment)
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

Two hinge strips from a 14th century canon law manuscript.

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mj098zb19b.html

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: 2 pieces
Size: 225 mm x 90 mm

Condition of manuscriptCreased.

Pricking in outer margin of (a). Written space approximately 230 mm high [x 170 mm wide, assuming two columns of equal width]. No ruling discernible. 2 columns.


Written in small current left-leaning anglicana with guide-letters for initials, and 3 headings in different hands.

Manuscript contents

Partial transcription of DUL Add.MS. 1950/A/11 by Dr J.T. Fowler.

Manuscript history

Written in England, early 14th century.


Former hinge-strips, stained by turn-ins of brown covering, from an unidentified book in the University Library in the early 20th century. Former reference: Portfolio I/9 (see Catalogue of fragments, manuscript and printed, amongst Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections).

Manuscript contents
Modern title: Canon law (fragment)
Language: Latin

Two pieces, each with an almost complete column of text: (a) 60 lines, with 3 lines of heading added in upper margin, (b) 56+ lines with lower margin, part about nunneries. Authorities cited include Pope Boniface VIII (1294-1303).

Digitised material for Durham University Library Additional MS 1950/A/11 - Canon law fragments
Digitised March 2018