Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Typ 701
This bibliography was compiled by Aden Kumler, Nadia Marx, William Stoneman and Thomas Kelly.
Please be advised that some links may require Harvard ID and PIN.
HOLLIS Record (Link) and Digital Images (Link)
Virginia Brown, “A Second New List of Beneventan Manuscripts (I),” Mediaeval Studies 40 (1978), 239-289 at p. 278. HOLLIS
Under “Manuscripts in Private Collections in Europe and the United States” the Houghton MS is listed first and anonymously as it was then in the private collection of Philip Hofer.
E. A. Loew. The Beneventan Script: A History of the South Italian Minuscule. Second Edition prepared and enlarged by Virginia Brown. Sussidi Eruditi 33 & 34. Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 1980. MS cited p. I, 343 and II, 178. HOLLIS
The Houghton MS is included anonymously as one of a large number of “Additional Bari Type MSS.” and in a “Handlist of Beneventan MSS.”
Virginia Brown, “A Second New List of Beneventan Manuscripts” (II), Mediaeval Studies, 50 (1988), 584-625. MS cited pp. 593 and 602.
Brief description of this MS under its Houghton Library shelfmark noting “other parts of the same manuscript will be sold in 1988-1989”; these are now in the Schøyen leaves.
Rodney G. Dennis. “A Preliminary Checklist of Other Twelfth-Century Manuscripts in the Houghton Library,” pp. 107-109 in Laura Light, The Bible in the Twelfth century: An Exhibition of Manuscripts at the Houghton Library. Cambridge, MA: Harvard College Library, 1988. MS cited p. 108. HOLLIS
MS cited in this checklist with minimal information.
Bernard Quaritch, Bookhands of the Middle Ages, Part IV: Beneventan Script. Catalogue 1128. London: B. Quaritch, 1990. MS cited in no. 8.
A description of the Schøyen leaves and reproduction of the recto of the second leaf. The Houghton MS cited as one of the sister leaves.
William M. Voelkle, Roger S. Wieck and Maria Francesca P. Saffiotti, The Bernard H. Breslauer Collection of Manuscript Illuminations. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1992. MS cited n. 55.
A full description and reproduction of the verso of the Breslauer leaf. The Houghton MS cited as one of the sister leaves.
William P. Stoneman, Of Current Interest: Recent Research on Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Houghton Library. Cambridge: Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library, 2006. MS cited as no. 15.
A brief description that provides bibliography, a list of the manuscript’s contents and includes a color reproduction of the recto of the leaf. HOLLIS
Thomas Forrest Kelly, “Fragments of a Notated Missal in ‘Bari-Type’ Beneventan Script,” pp. 207-221 in Daniel Saulnier, Katarina Livljanic and Christelle Cazaux-Kowalski, eds., ‘Lingua mea calamus scribae’: Mélanges offerts à Madame Marie-Noël Collette. Solesmes: Froidfontaine, 2009. MS cited throughout. HOLLIS
Kelley discusses “four singles leaves, scattered among three collections, [that] provide three successive folios of a notated missal of the eleventh century from the Puglia region of southern Italy.” This MS is one of those four leaves; the others are two leaves in the Schøyen Collection (MS 63), London and Oslo, and another leave then in the Bernard Breslauer Collection, New York. “The musical notation, as is characteristic of Beneventan manuscripts in this period, is written in campo aperto with the innate approximate heightening that is characteristic of Beneventan notation in its earliest stages.” The Appendix includes a detailed list of contents.
Anna Zayaruznaya. “In Defense of Green Lines, or The Notation of B-flat in Early Ambrosian Antiphoners,” pp. 33-56 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. 39-40.
A brief reference to and color reproduction (recto) of this MS which exhibits similar bleed-through from the use of verdigris.