Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Eng 938
This bibliography was compiled by Justin Stover Joshua O’Driscoll, and Johanna Rodda.
Please be advised that some links may require Harvard ID and PIN.
3 HOLLIS Records (Link, Link, Link) and Digital Images (Link)
HMC Sixth Report (1877), App., p. 345
Houghton Library. The Houghton Library Report of Accessions. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard College Library, 1954/55. MS cited p. 11.
A brief discussion of the manuscript and its text in a list of manuscript acquisitions from that year.
W.H. Bond and C.U. Faye. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962. MS cited p. 228.
A description of the manuscript’s contents with folio numbers and an additional note on provenance.
Lister M. Matheson. “The Middle English Prose Brut: A Location List of the Manuscripts and Early Printed Editions. Analytical & Enumerative Bibliography 3 (1979): 254-267. MS cited p. 258.
Gives a brief description of the manuscript history of the prose Brut and a list of manuscripts that contain the text.
Christine M. Rose. “An Edition of Houghton Library fMs Eng 938: The Fifteenth-Century Middle English Translation of Nicholas Trevet’s Anglo-Norman Les Cronicles, with Brut Continuation.” (Unpublished Dissertation) Tufts University, 1984.
Rose gives a description of the manuscript and discusses its provenance.
R.E. Lewis, N.F. Blake, and A.S.G. Edwards. Index of Printed Middle English Prose. New York; London: Garland, 1985. MS cited no. 374.
Cited as a source for various English chronicles.
Linda Ehrsam Voigts. “A Handlist of Middle English in Harvard Manuscripts,” Harvard Library Bulletin 33.1 (1985), pp. 1–96. MS cited pp. 39-43 and pl. reproducing f. 99v.
A description of the manuscript, providing excerpts of the text. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Christine M. Rose, “March 27 as Easter and the Medieval Liturgical Calendar,” Manuscripta XXX (1986), 112-117.
A discussion of the manuscript’s liturgical calendar.
Christine M. Rose, “The Provenance of the Trevet Chronicle (fMS Eng 938),” Harvard Library Bulletin 3.4 (1993), 38-55.
An extensive discussion of the manuscript and the historical circumstances surrounding its production—touching on the marginalia, the decoration, the number of scribes, and the possibility of a connection to Chaucer. Available online (Link).
Lister M. Matheson, The Prose Brut: The Development of a Middle English Chronicle. Tempe, Arizona: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1998. MS cited pp. xxix, 76, 324-326.
A description of the manuscript and its text, providing incipit, explicit and colophon. HOLLIS
Ruth J. Dean and Maureen B. M. Boulton, Anglo-Norman Literature: A Guide to Texts and Manuscripts. London: Anglo-Norman Text Society, 1999. MS cited no. 70.
A description of the manuscript’s text, providing the incipit and additional bibliography. HOLLIS
Digital Scriptorium. (Online) Accessed 16 April 2010. Internet Link
A searchable database of manuscripts from various collections. Search or browse under shelfmark MS Eng. Contains a basic description of the physical layout and contents of the manuscript. Link
Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts. Penn Libraries. (Online) Accessed 16 April 2010. Internet Link
A listing of manuscripts based on provenance. Search under shelfmark Eng 938. Found in five separate entries. Link