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Medieval Manuscripts

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College by Dr. David T. Gura is forthcoming in 2016 from the University of Notre Dame Press. The new catalogue will correct the errors of the previous works, update bibliographical information, and describe the manuscripts newly acquired and discovered.

The previous catalogue was James Corbett, Catalogue of the Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame, 1978. Corbett's catalogue is error filled, out-of-date, and should be used with extreme caution. For a concordance of the former "Corbett Numbers" and those in perpetual use see below.

Principal Fonds in Use

Codices Latini (cod. Lat.): organized by height ascending (a-d, e = flat).

Fragmenta (frag.):

  • I.1-37
  • II.1-5
  • III.1
  • V.1-3

Vernacular Manuscripts (MS): 10 vernacular manuscripts organized by height ascending (a-d).

  • English (MS Eng.)
  • Germanic (MS Ger.)
  • French (MS Fr.)
  • Italian (MS Ital.)

Constable Manuscripts (Constable MS): a small collection of 14 fragments and documents donated in 2015 by Giles Constable in memory of his daughter Olivia Remie Constable.

Unavailable Manuscripts

  • cod. Lat. c. 15
  • frag. III. 1
  • MS Ger. a. 2
  • Constable MSS 1 through 14

Restricted Manuscripts

The access to certain manuscripts is restricted. A special consultation with Dr. Gura is required for the following manuscripts:

  • cod. Lat. b. 10
  • cod. Lat. d. 3
  • MS Eng. d. 1

Index of the Former Corbett Numbers and Permanent Shelfmarks

Former Corbett Number

Permanent Shelfmark

1

Lat. b. 1

2

Lat. b. 2

3

Lat. d. 1

4

Lat. a. 1

5

Lat. a. 5

6

Lat. b. 3

7

Lat. b. 7

8

Lat. c. 6

9

Lat. b. 11

11

Lat. b. 6

12

Lat. b. 9

13

Lat. c. 4

15

Lat. b. 5

17

Ital. b. 1

18

Ital. b. 2

19

Lat. d. 4

22

Lat. e. 2

25

Lat. a. 4

27

Lat. c. 1

28

Lat. c. 10

29

Lat. c. 5

Former Corbett Number

Permanent Shelfmark

30

Lat. d. 6

31

Lat. c. 7

33

Lat. c. 9

34

Fr. d. 1

35

Lat. a. 2

37

Fr. c. 1

40

Lat. d. 3

42

Lat. c. 8

43

Lat. c. 11

44

Lat. d. 2

45

Lat. e. 1

46

Lat. e. 3

50

Ital. d. 1

51

Fr. c. 2

53

Lat. d. 5

55

Lat. b. 8

56

Lat. b. 12

58

Lat. b. 10

65

Lat. e. 4

66

Lat. a. 3

67

Eng. d. 1