Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 545
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
Title: Psalter fragment
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Single leaf
Name of creator(s): Unknown
A medieval psalter usually comprised a Calendar, the 150 Psalms, and a collection of canticles and creeds. The three text-types worked together in the practice of the Divine Office, the Church's daily public prayer. When a psalter-book was intended for private use as well, other texts, such as prologues, hymns, or favourite prayers were added.
Scope and content/abstract:
Single paper leaf containing part of Psalm 118, 121-142, written as prose but with red capital letters marking the openings of all verse-lines. Possibly from Liège, North-East France, c1500.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: Latin
System of arrangement:
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. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.
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.
5½" x 3½". Initials in red and blue; red capitals; rubricated.
See R Watson 'Descriptive list of fragments of Medieval manuscripts in the University of London Library' (1976).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Bought from Bondy in 1961.
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
Archivist's note: Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
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: Sep 2001