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Music fragment

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 839
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Music fragment
Date(s): 16th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Single sheet
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

No information available at present.


Scope and content/abstract:

Fragment of a folio containing four staves of musical notation; on the recto, part of the music is headed '1. H.S. Jeige or hornpip / the mock to the Comitee. Jo. Houlartson', and on the verso there is an apparently unrelated bass part, possibly in a different hand. The manuscript was written in the 16th century.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Musical notation

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. 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:

See the description for MS 838 in R Watson 'Descriptive list of fragments of medieval manuscripts in the University of London Library' (1976).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Said to have been removed from a 16th-17th century binding of George Buchanan, Rerum Scoticarum Historia (Edinburgh 1582), now in the University of London Library, on the occasion of its rebinding in 1949. Inscribed on the last leaf in a neat 17th century secretary hand is 'Francis Bacon his booke'.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The binding of this volume also included a fragment of a missal (MS 838).

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:
Jan 2002

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