Two-letter class: western post-medieval manuscripts
Scope and Contents
Many manuscripts acquired by the University Library before the middle of the nineteenth century either originated as or were made up into bound volumes, and were classified alongside printed material. Most carry what is known as a 'two-letter' reference, running (for western manuscripts) from Dd.1.1 through to Oo.7.60. They comprise mainly medieval and early modern manuscripts. This catalogue is based on entries for western post-medieval manuscripts in the 5-volume Catalogue of the Manuscripts preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, 1856-1867). Manuscripts that are wholly or largely in Greek script are not included. For finding aids for medieval and non-Western manuscripts in the two-letter class, see 'Other finding aids'. After the mid nineteenth century, the two-letter class was superceded by the Add. (Additional) class.
- Majority of material found within 1530 - 1850
Conditions Governing Access
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
Language of Materials
Other Finding Aids
The medieval manuscripts in the two-letter class are not catalogued on ArchiveSearch. Information on them can be found in the five volumes of the Catalogue of the Manuscripts preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge.
Arabic manuscripts in the two-letter class are not catalogued on ArchiveSearch. You can find a catalogue of them on the Fihrist database at https://www.fihrist.org.uk/
- Language of description
- Script of description