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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Parker Library, CCCC MS 173

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Collection:
Parker Medieval Manuscripts
Institution:
Corpus Christi College
Repository:
Parker Library
Settlement:
Cambridge
Country:
UK
Manuscript Identifier:
CCCC MS 173
Manuscript Title:
The Parker Chronicle
Origin Date:
ix-xi, viii-ix
Material:
Vellum
Language:
Old English and Latin.
Dimensions:
11.3 x 8.3, 11.1 x 8.2
Provenance:
Volume I: It was in the Library of Christ Church, Canterbury, no. 311 in Prior Eastry's Catalogue (Ancient Libraries, pp. xxvi, 509). The first leaf with press-mark etc. has disappeared since Parker's timeThe first remaining page is numbered 3 by Parker.. It appears to have been written at Winchester down to the year 1001, and thereafter at Christ Church, Canterbury. Professor Earle suggested that it was transferred from Winchester to Canterbury when the monks at the latter place were endeavouring to repair the losses in their library caused by the fire of 1067 (Plummer, p. xxv note). Another possibility ( New Pal. Soc. ) is that Ælfheah, bishop of Winchester, may have brought it with him when he became archbishop in 1006. At the Dissolution the volume came into the hands of Dr Nicholas Wotton the first Dean of Canterbury, who gave it to Parker. See Introduction .
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http://parkerweb.stanford.edu/parker/actions/manuscript_description_long_display.do?ms_no=173
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http://parkerweb.stanford.edu/parker/actions/page.do?forward=page_turner&ms_no=173

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