Durham Durham Cathedral MS C.III.24
Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS C.III.24
Summary TitleHermannus Contractus, Mathematical tables
Creation Date Start1100
Creation Date End1130
Creation Date Statementearly 12th century
Pages / Folios2 sheets
Volume: Height58 cm
Durham Cathedral MS C.3.24
Evidence category: probable
Notes: “Found” in Durham Cathedral Library hanging on the wall in 1927. While there is no concrete evidence that it was in Durham Priory Library it is a probable connection.
Contained work:Hermannus Contractus, Mathematical tables
2 large parchment sheets each containing a table of numbers showing how fractions were constructed.
Notes:p.490-1. At the time of cataloguing only one of the two sheets was located.
Yeldham 1928 :- Yeldham, Florence A., “Fraction Tables of Hermannus Contractus”, Speculum v.3 no.2 (April 1928) 240-5
Ker 1977 :- Ker, N. R., Medieval manuscripts in British libraries, II. Abbotsford - Keele (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977)