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Two Letter Class

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd-Qq

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 classified alongside printed material. Most carry what is known as a 'two-letter' reference, running from Dd.1.1 through to Oo.7.60. They comprise mainly medieval and early modern manuscripts. Also are included are a number of Middle Eastern and Far Eastern manuscripts.


  • c.800-1800

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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 collection

Language of Materials


Church Slavic; Old Slavonic; Church Slavonic; Old Bulgarian; Old Church Slavonic

Dutch; Flemish


Greek, Modern (1453-)



Spanish; Castilian



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.

Other Finding Aids

Arabic manuscripts in the Two Letter class are not catalogued on ArchiveSearch. You can find a catalogue of them on the Fihrist database at

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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