Durham Durham Cathedral MS B.III.9

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS B.III.9
Summary TitleGregory the Great, Register
Creation Date Start1090
Creation Date End1096
Creation Date Statementend 11th century (before 1096)
Collation FormulaI-XXII10 XXIII9 (10 with leaf 10, doubtless blank, lost or cancelled)
Pages / Foliosi+299+i f
Page: Lines36
Volume: Height31 cm
Width20.5 cm
BindingStandard Tuckett binding, mid 19th century full brown calf over thick wooden boards (Charles Tuckett, binder to the British Museum, rebound many Durham manuscripts in the 19th century)
Secundo foliotentem deum rogo
IIIF manifest:
Digitised online:
Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS B.3.09

Creation PlaceEngland, Durham

Creator role:scribe

Creator notes:A single hand writes the manuscript, also found in National Library of Scotland Adv. 18.4.3 f.1-52 and 90-120 Script:late Caroline Minuscule

Creator role:scribe Creator:Simeon of Durham, -approximately 1130 Creator notes:“rubricated with red rustic capitals, may have executed some of the initials, and probably wrote the running titles” Gullick 1998 no.3 (p.24)


One of the books given to Durham Priory by William of St Calais before 1096

Associated person:William of St Calais, -1096Role:(donor)

Associated person:Simeon of Durham, -approximately 1130Role:(scribe)

Evidence category: exlibris Content: Liber sancti Cuthbertj de Dunelmo Notes: f.1r, late 12th century

Evidence category: exlibris Content: D Registrum gregorii De communi libraria monachorum dunelm Notes: f.1r, later 14th century (heavily cropped)

Evidence category: catalogue Content: D Registrum Beati Gregorii cum simbolo eiusdem in principio libri. iio. fo. tente Deum Notes: Cloister catalogue 1395 (DCL MS B.IV.46), f.24v with marginal note In libraria
See online in context: https://iiif.durham.ac.uk/index.html?manifest=t2msn009x76t&canvas=t2t0c483j421

Evidence category: pressmark Content: D Notes: f.1r, later 14th century

Evidence category: pressmark Content: 1.3.O Notes: f.1r, 15th century

Contained work:Pseudo-Gregory, Symbolum fidei


Contained work:Gregory the Great, Registrum



Catalogued:Rud 1825

Notes:p.155 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/160/mode/2up

Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:041 Notes:p.39 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/MynorsDCM/METSmynors.xml#page/38/mode/2up

Catalogued:Gameson 1999 Reference citation:235

Rud 1825 :- Codicum manuscriptorum ecclesiae cathedralis Dunelmensis catalogus classicus, descriptus a Thoma Rud ... cum appendice eos codices continente qui post catalogum confectum diversis temporibus comparati sunt, ed. Thomas Rud (Durham, 1825)

Mynors 1939 :- Mynors, R. A. B., Durham Cathedral manuscripts to the end of the twelfth century (Oxford: OUP, 1939)

Browne 1988 :- Browne, A. C., "Bishop William of St. Carilef's book donations to Durham Cathedral Priory", Scriptorium 42 (1988) 140-155.

Gullick 1998 :- Gullick, Michael, “The hand of Symeon of Durham: further observations on the Durham Martyrology scribe”, in Rollason, David, ed., Symeon of Durham: historian of Durham and the North (Stamford: Shaun Tyas, 1998), 14-31

Gameson 1999 :- Gameson, Richard, The manuscripts of early Norman England (c.1066-1130) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)