Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Lat 389
Matthew Mugmon. “Long-lost Siblings? Houghton’s Summer Manuscript and its Possible Counterpart,” pp. 23-32 in Ambrosiana at Harvard: New Sources of Milanese Chant, Edited by Thomas Forrest Kelly and Matthew Mugmon, Cambridge, Mass.: Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library, 2010. MS cited pp. 23-32. HOLLIS
The author demonstrates that this MS is the “sibling” of Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana MS 99 sup. A survey of physical characteristics, layout, paleography, and decoration demonstrates the remarkable likeness of the two manuscripts, made in the late thirteenth or early fourteenth century. They are not separated parts of the same volume, nor are they winter and summer portions of the same set, but they appear to have been made by the same scribe. Differences in spelling, rubrical text, and liturgical arrangement are slight. The author suggests that the two books were made for the same church, yet to be identified.
Barbara Haggh. No. 306, in “Bulletin Codicologique 2011, 2,” in Scriptorium 65.2 (2011). MS cited pp. 135*-136*. HOLLIS
A full summary of the contents of Ambrosiana at Harvard: New Sources of Milanese Chant (2010). “This meticulously produced book not only reconfigures the history of Ambrosian chant, but presents for the first time a substantial number of sources inviting further investigation, not the least the Houghton mss.”