Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Richardson 35
This bibliography was compiled by Jessica Berenbeim, Justin Stover, Joshua O’Driscoll, William Stoneman, Lilian Randall, Lauren Tiedemann and Julia Schlozman.
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HOLLIS Record (Link)
William A. Jackson, “The William King Richardson Library,” Harvard Library Bulletin 5.3 (1951), pp. 328–337. MS cited p. 329.
Mentioned briefly in an article on the acquisition of the Richardson collection. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
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. 247.
Brief description of the manuscript, mentioning grotesque figures and heraldic drawings. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Lister Matheson, “The Middle English Prose Brut: A Location List of the Manuscripts and Early Printed Editions,” Analytic and Enumerative Bibiliography 3 (1979), pp. 254–266. MS cited p. 258.
Included in a list of Brut Chronicles, along with Houghton MSS Eng 530, Eng 587, Eng 750 and Eng 938. 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. 116, and fig. 141 reproducing f. 6.
A brief description of the manuscript. 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 p. 132, no. 374.
Brief citation as a source for the Brut Chronicle. HOLLIS
Linda Ehrsam Voigts, “A Handlist of Middle English in Harvard Manuscripts,” Harvard Library Bulletin 33.1 (1985), pp. 1–96. MS cited pp. 60-62.
An extensive description of the manuscript, providing excerpts of the text. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Carol M. Meale, “Patrons, Buyers, and Owners: Book Production and Social Status,” in Book Production and Publishing in Britain, 1375–1475, ed. by Jeremy Griffiths and Derek Pearsall, pp. 201-238. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. MS cited p. 216.
Brief mention of the manuscript, noting the signature of “Richard Thomas of Nethe” (f. 83r). HOLLIS
Kathleen L. Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts, 1390–1490. London: Harvey Miller, 1996. MS cited in v. I, p. 72, n. 29 and 31.
Brief mention of the marginal depiction of the labors of the months and signs of the zodiac. HOLLIS
Lister M. Matheson, The Prose Brut: The Development of a Middle English Chronicle, Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 180. Tempe: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1998. MS cited p. 368.
Briefly cited in the index of manuscripts. HOLLIS
Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards, A New Index of Middle English Verse. London: British Library, 2005. MS cited nos. 2039.3/49, 3558.5/57, and 3918.5/41.
Very brief citation. HOLLIS
Lauren Tiedemann, “For the Glory of England: The Changing Nature of Kingship in Fourteenth Century England,” Sententiae: The Harvard Undergraduate Journal of Medieval Studies 3 (2010-2011), 25-37. MS cited pp. 27-29, 31, 33-36. HOLLIS
This paper examines how the changing nature of kingship in fourteenth century England is visible in contemporary representations of kingship. By examining the frequency and context of key words such as “parlement” and “ordeyned” in the chronicle entries in this MS for the reigns of Edward III and Richard II, it is possible to see that the manuscript pays much attention to Edward ruling with Parliament, where as Richard seems to ignore it.