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Burnell, Edward

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 432
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Burnell, Edward
Date(s): 1555
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 86 leaves
Name of creator(s): Burnell | Edward | fl 1555 | Professor of Greek at Rostock University
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Edward Burnell was a Professor of Greek at Rostock University in Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany). Rostock University was founded in 1419, making it the oldest university in Northern Europe.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume written by Edward Burnell entitled 'Epitome ecclesiastice historie Nicephori calisti'. The Epitome, in its imperfect state, extends as far as the time of Justinian, Emperor of the East. The manuscript is illustrated throughout with many marginal pen-drawings of the persons and events dealt with. At the head of the title-page is an inaccurate attempt to reproduce the arms of Philip and Mary, King and Queen of England. The ecclesiastical arms at the foot of the page (repeated on folio 80) have not been identified.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The manuscript was part of the collection of Sir Thomas Phillips, 1st Baronet (1792-1872), as MS 9583. It was later part of the Bacon Society's Library (No.223), which was transferred to the University of London Library.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2001

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