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Alexander Edelényi: History of Hungary

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9218
Scope and Contents

'Conspectus historiae Regni Hungarici. K.M. 1828'. Apparently a history of Hungary devised by Professor Alexander Edelényi and transcribed by Charles Mészáros, 1828. At the end it reads 'Opusculum hocce... [list of authorities]... elaboratum per... Alexandrum Edelényi Professorem, descriptum est per me Carolum Mészáros... [4 July 1828]'.

Dates: 1828
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Antonio Maisis: Certificate of creation, notary public

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9488
Scope and Contents

Volume contains certificate, in Latin, bearing large ornate coloured coat of arms. Loose leaves contain translation of text into Italian, and into English.

Dates: 1665
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Articles on international treaties between Popes and rulers, late 16C

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9765
Scope and Contents

A collection of articles in Italian and Latin on international treaties, 1510-59, including agreements between Pope Leo X and the Swiss, and Henry VIII and Emperor Maximilian, 1516, and Pope Paul III and Emperor Charles V, about heresy and Protestantism in Germany, 1546. —1 volume, Sommario de capitalationi fatte fra diversi Pontefici, et Principi Christiani, Italian and Latin, in a single hand throughout, late 16C; in modern boards

Dates: 1550-1600
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 Management Group — Container: UA

Cambridge University Archives

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA
Scope and Contents The University Archives is responsible for the selection and preservation of the internal administrative records of the University of Cambridge, dating from 1266 to the present, and for making them available for administrative and research purposes. The archives are as diverse in their contents as the activities - self governance, teaching and research, property management, administration of justice, external relations - the University has pursued down the centuries. They include charters,...
Dates: 1266 - 2021
Conditions Governing Access: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University: Verses presented to Queen Elizabeth

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8915
Scope and Contents 'Orationes & Carmina Acadamiae [sic] Cantabr: ad Elizab: Reginam 1564', around 315 sets of verses by 255 authors, all named and arranged by college. There are verses in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Syriac.Here is to be noted that before her highnes cam to the towne by aduertisment of master Secretorie / order was taken for the makyng of twoe bookes to be exhibited vnto her grace. In thone should be wrighten in Romayne hand all the verses bothe of greeke / and laten heb. Caldee /...
Dates: 1564
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Canon and civil law notebook

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9344
Scope and Contents

Notes on canon and civil law, mostly abridgements of pre-Reformation texts, especially Justinian's Institutes, with references to English statutes up to 1548. It is written in a single hand throughout, in Latin with some English. There is a fragment of a fifteenth-century medical tract on the guards of the volume. There are also ownership inscriptions in pencil, 'John Fowler his booke 1649' and 'William Fowler his booke'. 175 folios.

Dates: 1600 (Circa)
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Cartulary: Casa delle Donzelle alla Zudecca, Venice

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9292
Scope and Contents 'Registro delle scritture spettanti all' habitation della Casa delle Donzelle alla Zudecca; et de i legati di detta Casa', a cartulary containing copies of documents from 1330, when land was granted by Doge Francesco Dandolo, to 1678. There are 91 text folios (Ff.1-89, documents; Ff. 90-91, index), with two further paper folios inserted at the beginning. The documents are copied in various hands, with several elaborate pen-and-ink capitals, some with the initials of scribes. On the flyleaf...
Dates: 1561-1678 (Circa)
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Commonplace Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9221
Scope and Contents Commonplace book in several hands, probably of Cambridge origin. The title on the spine is 'Epitaphia Carmina Epigram[m]ata & quaed[am] alia'. The volume contains extracts from Greek, Roman, French, Italian, Spanish, and English authors, epitaphs and commemorative verses, some humorous. The sections are arranged under the following headings: Carmina Sententiae Proverbia; Facetiae; De rapina et homicidio; De legibus regnor[um] administratione; Amorosi; Monuments Funeralls Buriall; De...
Dates: 1600-1639 (Circa)
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Commonplace Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9250
Scope and Contents Latin and English verse exercises and Latin prose compositions. Authors of verses are shown only by their surnames, but most can be identified with boys from Devon, Cornwall and Somerset who matriculated at Balliol, Exeter and Oriel Colleges, and at St. Mary's Hall, Oxford, 1737-41. The book is inscribed 'Thomas Bury's book Novbr. ye 10th 1736', later altered to 'J. Chichester's book'. It has the ownership stamp of Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825-1900), novelist, who was a pupil at...
Dates: 1736
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Diocese of Norwich: Ecclesiastical Formulary

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9234
Scope and Contents The formulary dates from the incumbency in the Norwich diocese of Bishops Edmund Scambler, William Redman and John Jegon, c.1591-1610.The formulary contains various ecclesiastical documents, some copies of documents, and a list of Latin forms of Christian names (53 leaves). It includes (f.1) Rudolph Game, resignation from the vicarage of Oulton, 1592; (f.1v) commutation of the penance of John Bowle of Tymworth, Suffolk, and Thomas Watson of Wilton, Norfolk; (f.2) note of the...
Dates: 1591-1610 (circa)
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Ely Dean and Chapter

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDC
Scope and Contents The archives consist of the administrative records of the cathedral, the College (or close), the extensive manors and estates of the Dean and Chapter, and include records of the medieval monastery, the `Prior and Convent' of Ely. There is also a small number of records about the Cathedral School. The monastery (later the Dean and Chapter) was a considerable landowner in the area and this collection is a superb source of information about social and economic history and agriculture in the...
Dates: 974-c2015
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Ely Diocesan Records

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR
Scope and Contents The collection consists of records of the bishop's administration, and of his officials. The bishops' registers, which at first contained all episcopal acts but later recorded only certain important items of business, start with Bishop Montacute's register in 1337. Earlier registers, and those from 1610 to 1702, are lost, but transcripts of some 17th century registers survive.From the fifteenth century separate registers and records were kept of various branches of the bishop's...
Dates: 1251-c2015
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Fragment of what appear to be notes, in 17th-cent. hand.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2716.21
Dates: 1650
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Hieronymus Henninges: 'Genealogicum Opus Universale'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8994
Scope and Contents Manuscript for 'Theatrum Genealogicum', 4 volumes, Magdeburg, 1598. The title page reads Genealogicum opus universale: continens omnes omnium aetatum familias monarchorum, regum, ducum... collectum et quatuor tomis distinctum opera et studio M. Hieronymi Henninges Lunaeburgensis ... 1578. There is a preface, followed by the first three volumes of the Theatrum Genealogicum: Tomus I, Genealogicarum tabellarum continens illustrissimas familias patriarcharum... Regum Israelis et Judae... Jesu...
Dates: 1578
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Jeremiah Horrocks: 'Venus in sole visa'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9320
Scope and Contents The author's own manuscript, 206 folios. (f.3) 'Venus in sole visa: seu tractatus astronomicus de nobilissima Solis et Veneris coniunctione, Novembris die 24, 1639'. Chapter 4 and the last paragraph of chapter 9 are in different hands, and were probably added later. (f.40) 'Venus in sole visa...', the same treatise, in a slightly variant seventeen-chapter version, probably in the same hand. (f.84) 'Jeremiae Horroxj praeludium astronomicum liber primus, De motu solis', an unfinished tract....
Dates: 1639-1641
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Jersey Algae

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9692
Scope and Contents

Item consists of 83 samples of Jersey Algae pasted into the volume, annotated with their Latin name. Only attribution comes from initials 'H. E.' on the title page.

Dates: 1866
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John Martyn: Raii methodus plantarum, Vol. II

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9684
Scope and Contents

'Tabulae generum plantarum quae in Raii methodo emendata et aucta'. Pencil drawings of plants, by genera. Each page has a heading for a genus, but many are then left blank. Supposition about provenance in front of book, written by 'W. A', alongside note from C. C. B. (possibly Charles Babington) that the first volume did not accompany this. Author tought to be John Martyn, Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge from 1732 to 1761.

Dates: c. 1721
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Latin-Saxon Glossary and Notes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8984
Scope and Contents

Latin-Saxon glossary compiled from the British Library Cottonian MSS Cleopatra A.3, with notes and cross-references from other manuscripts.

Dates: 1910
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Legal papers, yearbooks, reports

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8935-8949
Scope and Contents

From the library at Hopton Hall, Derbyshire, formed by Anthony Gell (d.1583), lawyer.

Dates: 1300-1699 (Circa 14th-17th century)
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Legal precedents, in Latin, compiled for Thomas Girdler

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9430
Scope and Contents Joseph Girdler the elder, of Tamworth, Staffordshire, was a bencher of Lincoln's Inn and sergeant-at-law (1692). Two volumes bear his name and dates in 1663. His son, Joseph Girdler (d.1724), was a barrister-at-law (Inner Temple, 1699) sergeant-at-law (1723), and MP for Tamworth (1702-15). A loose paper in [2], addressed to him in Inner Temple Lane, suggests that he used and may have continued to compile the volumes. 4 volumes,uniform calf binding: [1] Book 2, 'Joseph Girdler 21 Martii...
Dates: 1675 (Circa)
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Lucattinis, Domenico de. Liber de elementis

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10178
Scope and Contents Autograph manuscript on paper in Latin and Italian, small quarto, ff. [4 index], 14-237 (foliation skips from 89 to 100 without loss of text), including a few blanks; written in brown ink in a single hand, illustrated with 24 ink drawings, 8 inserted on slips. Illustrated compilation of notes on natural philosophy, cosmology, geography, and magnetism, composed by an Italian student (possibly Tuscany) apparently from lectures attended in 1670. The first part begins with the four elements,...
Dates: 1670
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Matthew Bossulus: Institutiones Dialecticae

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8960
Scope and Contents

An unpublished volume on dialectics, containing two treatises, 'Matt[haei] Bossuli historici Regii Institu[ti]ones Dialecticae, quibus omnis disserendi doctrina pluribus libris ab Ar[istote]le descripta complectitur. In prima Becodiana ab eodem dictata. Anno 1584' and 'Scholia in Matt[haei] Bossuli Institutiones Dialecticas ab eodem dictata'.

Dates: 1584
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Polish Roman Catholic Seminarians' Handbook

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8920
Scope and Contents The first part of the handbook contains 'Consuetudines scholasticae Communes toti Provinciae approbatae a RR. PP. P. Detio Striverio Prov. P. Paulo Boxa V. Prov. cum suis consultoribus. Posnan. Anno 1604', provincial scholastic rules or usages approved by Detius Striverius and Paul Boxa, at Poznan (now Poland), 1604 (23 pages). The second part, 'Ordinationes pro studiosis Collegii Brunsbergen ad instantiam Illmi. Epi. Varmien Simonis Rudnicki, et Senatus Brunsberg a R.P. Provinciali P. Paulo...
Dates: 1604-1610 (Circa)
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Samuel Dömjen: general treatise on plants

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9675
Scope and Contents "Tracatus Vegetationum Generalis". Entire volume in Latin. Author thought to be Father Samuel Dömjen of Transylvania, who studied at Oxford before travelling to America to learn from Ben Franklin, with the intention of completing a world tour.10 chapters:Caput 1: De rusticorum FelicitateCaput 2: De Anatomia PlantarumCaput 3: De Principio VegetationisCaput 4: De Elementari Plantarum SuccoCaput 5: De Terebratione PlantarumCaput 6: De...
Dates: 1747
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Sir John Skene: 'Scotiae Veteres Leges et Constitutiones'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9301
Scope and Contents An earlier MS of Regiam Majestatem. Scotiae veteres leges et constitutiones, 1607, describing laws of Scotland previous to James I (336 ff.). It contains laws from the time of Malcolm MacKenneth II to Robert III, as well as 'Leges Burgorum' (Laws of the Forest). On a flyleaf it reads 'Skenaei Leges Scotiae transcribed by James Mershall 1606 [=1607]. Leges Burgorum Scotiae'; the volume is signed throughout by Mershall. Most of the writing is in Latin, but the Laws of the Forest are in...
Dates: 1607
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