Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Richardson 22
This bibliography was compiled by Jessica Berenbeim, Justin Stover, Joshua O’Driscoll, Julia Schlozman and William Stoneman.
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HOLLIS Record (Link) and Digital Images (Link)
Manuscripts, Chiefly upon Vellum, in Various Languages of Europe and the East, formed by M. Guglielmo Libri, the Eminent Collector, who is obliged to leave London in consequence of ill health, and for that reason to dispose of his literary treasures: 1859 Mar. 28–Apr. 5 (London: [Sotheby’s], n.d.). MS designated p. 26.
Catalogue of a Magnificent Collection of Manuscripts, Formed by a Gentleman of Consummate Taste & Judgment [i.e., William Bragge]… which will be Sold by Auction… on Wednesday, the 7th of June, 1876, and Three Following Days ([London]: Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1876). MS designated lot no. 23.
A Catalogue of the Manuscripts and Printed Books Collected by Thomas Brooke, and Preserved at Armitage Bridge House, near Huddersfield, 2 vols (London: Ellis and Elvey, 1891). MS cited vol. I, p. 34.
Catalogue of the Valuable and Extensive Library of the Late Sir John Arthur Brooke, Bt. (of Fenay Hall, Huddersfield)… which will be Sold by Auction… on Wednesday, May 25th, 1921, and Two Following Days; and on Monday, May 30th, 1921, and Four Following Days (London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1921). MS designated lot no. 49.
Seymour de Ricci, with the assistance of W. J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1935-1940. (Reprint 1961). MS cited v. I, p. 961.
Brief description of the manuscript’s physical properties and contents, with folio numbers. An additional note on provenance. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Phyllis Hodgson, ed., Deonise Hid diuinite, and Other Treatises on Contemplative Prayer Related to The Cloud of Unknowing. London: Published for the Early English Text Society by Oxford University Press, 1955.MS cited pp. xvii-xviii.
A list of the manuscripts contents with folio numbers and one incipit. HOLLIS
Phyllis Hodgson ed., The Cloud of Unknowing, and Related Treatises on Contemplative Prayer, Analecta Cartusiana, 3. Exeter: Catholic Records Press, 1982. MS cited p. xvi (as W.K. Richardson’s Library, MS 22).
Brief citation in a list of manuscripts containing the text of the “Benjamin Minor.” HOLLIS
Roger S. Wieck, Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts, 1350–1525, in the Houghton Library. Cambridge: Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harvard College Library, 1983. MS cited p. 115 and fig. 139 reproducing f. 52v.
Brief discussion of the manuscript and its illumination. Additional notes on provenance and bibliography. HOLLIS
Linda Ehrsam Voigts, “A Handlist of Middle English in Harvard Manuscripts,” Harvard Library Bulletin 33.1 (1985), pp. 1–96. MS cited pp. 55-60 and pl. reproducing f. 52v.
An extensive description of the manuscript, providing excerpts of the text. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
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. 4.
Brief citation in reference to Richard of St. Victor. HOLLIS
Robert S. Sturges, “A Middle English Version of the Pseudo-Augustinian Soliloquies,” Manuscripta 29 (1985), pp. 73–79.
An extensive discussion of the manuscript with frequent quotations of the text. The manuscript is dicussed alongside another similar manuscript now in the British Library (MS Cotton Titus C.xix). HOLLIS
Robert S. Sturges, “Anti-Wycliffite Commentary in Richardson MS 22,” Harvard Library Bulletin 34.4 (1986), pp. 380–95.
A thorough and extensive discussion of the manuscript, focusing on an anti-wycliffite commentary on the pseudo-Augustinian Soliloquies, written for a female audience. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Robert S. Sturges, “Medieval Authorship and the Polyphonic Text: From Manuscript Commentary to the Modern Novel,” in Bakhtin and Medieval Voices, ed. by Thomas J. Farrell. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1995. MS cited pp. 127–37.
The manuscript is cited extensively, under the sigle “R”, in a discussion concerning issues of medieval authorship and textuality, especially as they relate to Bakhtinian notions of heteroglossia and polyphony. HOLLIS
Robert S. Sturges, “The Middle English Pseudo-Augustinian Soliloquies and its Anti-Wycliffite Commentary,” in Cultures of Piety: Medieval English Literature in Translation, ed. Anne Clark Bartlett and Thomas H. Bestul. Ithaca; London: Cornell University Press, 1999. MS cited pp. 47–63 (partial translation) and pp. 166–80 (partial edition).
A partial translation and transcription of the text. HOLLIS
Jocelyn Wogan-Browne and Ian Johnson, eds., The Idea of the Vernacular: An Anthology of Middle English Literary Theory, 1280-1520. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999. MS cited pp. 224–229.
A discussion of the pseudo-Augustinian Soliloquies, transcribing the text with notes. HOLLIS
Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards, A New Index of Middle English Verse. London: British Library, 2005. MS cited as nos. 454.5/1, 1732.5/1, 3459/2, 4154/8, 4184/17.
Incipits of various texts in the manuscript. HOLLIS
William P. Stoneman, Of Current Interest: Recent Research on Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Hougton Library. Cambridge: Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library, 2006. MS cited as no. 3.
A brief description that provides bibliography and a list of the manuscript’s contents. HOLLIS
Ralph Hanna. The English Manuscripts of Richard Rolle: A Descriptive Catalogue. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2010. MS cited on pp. 92 and 195. HOLLIS
MS cited briefly as containing the same non-Rolle texts in descriptions of London, British Library, MS Cotton Titus C.xix (Hanna no. 47) and San Marino, Huntington Library MS HM 127 (Hanna no. 106).