Durham Durham Cathedral MS C.III.24

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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
Collation Formula
Pages / Folios2 sheets
Page: Lines
Volume: Height58 cm
Width49 cm
Secundo folio
IIIF manifest:
Digitised online:
Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS C.3.24

Creation Place


Evidence category: probable Content: 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.

Catalogued:Ker 1977

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)