Durham Durham Cathedral MS B.IV.34

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS B.IV.34
Summary TitleMeditations, Monk of Farne; Uhtred of Bolton
Creation Date Start1375
Creation Date End1400
Creation Date Statementlater 14th century
Collation Formulaa6 (lacks 1),1-612 (6 lacks 12),74,810,912,108,118
Pages / Folios115 f
Page: Lines
Volume: Height25 cm
Width16 cm
Secundo folio
IIIF manifest:
Digitised online:
Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS B.4.34

Creation Place


Evidence category: content Content: Notes: The contents of the volume are largely works by Durham Priory monks

Evidence category: ownership Content: Liber Petri de Dunelm. Monachi eiusdem Notes: f.6r (14th century hand)

Evidence category: pressmark Content: T

Contained work:Mnemonic verses about monastic antiphons


Contained work:Meditations of the monk of Farne


Contained work:Uhtred of Boldon, De substantialibus regulae monachalis


Contained work:Uhtred of Boldon, De perfectione vivendi in religione


Contained work:Verses (DCL MS B.IV.34)

Notes:Added later

A composite manuscript made up of three distinct parts (Verses on monastic antiphons; Meditations; Uhtred of Boldon) presumably assembled at a later date. The list of contents on f.5v, written about 1400, only lists the second and third parts.


Catalogued:Rud 1825

Notes:p.238-9 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/244/mode/2up

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)

Pantin 1948 :- Pantin, W.A., "Two treatises of Uhtred of Boldon on the monastic life" in Hunt, Pantin and Southern, Studies in medieval history presented to Frederick Maurice Powicke (Oxford: OUP, 1948), 363-85

Farmer 1957 :- Farmer, H., “The Meditations of the Monk of Farne”, Analecta Monastica, IV (1957) 141-245

Farmer 1961 :- The Monk of Farne. The meditations of a fourteenth century monk, edited and introduced by Dom Hugh Farmer O.S.B. Translated by a Benedictine of Stanbrook (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1961)

Sharpe 1997 :- Richard Sharpe A handlist of the Latin writers of Great Britain and Ireland before 1540 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1997)