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Medical Dictionary and Other Treatises (1425)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS LAT 11
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Medical Dictionary and Other Treatises (1425)
Date(s): 13th century, 1425, 16th century-17th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 353 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

Written in England.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume, apparently dating from 1425, containing a dictionary of medical terms and other treatises. Marginal comments throughout, 16th-17th century, including medicinal recipes, the entries frequently stating the name of the person who found them beneficial and the date. The fly-leaf bears text of theological content in a 13th-century script.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Latin; some English annotations. Cursive script; minuscule script on fly-leaf.

System of arrangement:

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Dorothy K Coveney, A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London (London, 1935); N R Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, i (London and Oxford, 1969); handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

University College London Special Collections, MS LAT 11, has content similar to some passages in MS LAT 12.

The dictionary text (the first item) also appears in Cambridge University, Jesus College Library, MS 60, and Cambridge University, King's College, MS 16.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley 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:
Sep 2001

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