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British Library music manuscripts

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 1078
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: British Library music manuscripts
Date(s): 19th century
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 volume, 98 pp
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

Details of the creator were unknown at the time of the compilation of this finding aid.


Scope and content/abstract:

British Library music manuscripts, 19th century, comprise manuscript transcriptions of music manuscripts held at the British Library, in several unidentified hands. Contains copies of the following: - Harleian 4664: codex containing a wide variety of liturgical music, principally antiphons, of various dates - Harleian 2954: 15th century Sarum hymnary - Unidentified Harleian ms. - Lansdowne 460: 15th century Gregorian antiphonary - Lansdowne 462: late 14th century Sarum antiphonary - Lansdowne 463: late 14th century Sarum antiphomary and Kalendar - Harleian 978: antiphons for Easter and Saint's Days from mainly English sources.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Arranged as in Scope and Content.

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. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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

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Allied Materials

Related material:

Original manuscripts are held at the British Library, Department of Manuscripts.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

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:
April 2008

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