Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library

Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
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This bibliography was compiled by William Stoneman and Richard Sharpe.

Bibliotheca Phillippica: Catalogue of a further portion of … manuscripts & autograph letters of the late Sir Thomas Phillipps.  London: Sotheby’s, 24 April 1911.  MS cited as lot no. 177.  HOLLIS

A.N.L. Munby.  The Formation of the Phillipps Library from 1841 to 1872.  Phillipps Studies No. 4. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1956.  MS cited p. 138.  HOLLIS
MS was lot no. 1414 in the Todd sale and Phillipps MS 23034. “On 15 November 1869 John Fleming Jones of 8 d’Olier Street, Dublin, auctioned the library of James Henthorn Todd (1805-69), Regius Professor of Hebrew and librarian of Trinity College, Dublin.  Todd, who had corresponded with Phillipps, had been his competitor in the 1830’s for early manuscripts from Continental religious houses, especially from St. Martin’s at Tournai, and the Baronet set out to secure these, as well as a number of items of Irish interest.  His commissions were executed by Hodges, Foster and Co. of 104 Grafton Street, Dublin, who secured from him seventy-one lots at a cost of £584. 13s. 6d (Nos. 23016-23072).”

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