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Bartholomew of Pisa Manuscript

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS LAT 24
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Bartholomew of Pisa Manuscript
Date(s): 15th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 315 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown.


Administrative/Biographical history:

Written in Italy, perhaps by Franciscus de Arimino.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume, 15th century, containing Bartholomew of Pisa's 'De Conformitate Vitae Sancti Francisci Ad Vitam Domini Jesu Christi' (On the conformity of the life of Saint Francis to the life of our Lord Jesus Christ) and lists of privileges etc granted to the Friars Minor (Franciscans), extracted from papal registers by Marcus Trevisanus, minister of the Roman province. The list is dated 1418 in the rubric on folio 313v.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

List at University College London Special Collections; N R Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, i (London and Oxford, 1969).

Archival Information

Archival history:

The manuscript belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), baronet, an antiquary and bibliophile whose collection included c60,000 manuscripts of various kinds. Various manuscripts were sold after Sir Thomas's death, some to the German government, and were dispersed to several libraries. This manuscript was purchased from the Phillipps collection by Dr Walter Seton in 1911. Formerly Phillipps MS 12783.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased at the Seton sale at Sotheby's in 1927 and presented to University College London by the British Society of Franciscan Studies and others.

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Publication note:

For an account of this manuscript, see Walter Seton, 'Two manuscripts of Bartholomew of Pisa's "De Conformitate" ', Archivum Franciscanum historicum, xvi (1923), pp 192-7.

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:
Jul 2001

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