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'De Alcuino Diacono' and 'De Joanne Sarisberiensi'

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Reference Code: GBR/0273/Pet.Misc.9

Scope and Contents

There are three hands (not necessarily of three individuals). The first and third texts (Alcuin (f. 1r to 2r) and John of Salisbury (f. 2v)) are copied from John Pits (1560-1616), 'De illustribus Angliae scriptoribus' (Paris, 1619) the Peterhouse copy of which (K.4.14) belonged to John Cosin (1594-1672, Master of Peterhouse 1635-1643 and August to October 1660, Bishop of Durham 1660-72). The principal texts are in bastard italic hands of the 17th century. Another 17th-century hand, has added (f. 2r) information on Alcuin from Camden's 'Britannia' (first edition 1586). At the foot of the account of John of Salisbury are noted references to him by Antonio Possevino [‘Bibliotheca selecta’ ... 1593] and Sixtus Senensis [‘Bibliotheca sancta’ . . . 1566 and 1610] both in the Perne Library, and by Cardinal Bellarmine.


  • Creation: 1630 - 1670

Biographical / Historical

John Cosin Bishop of Durham is perhaps one of the copyists.


1 item(s) (1 bifolium) : Paper

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Repository Details

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