Durham Durham University Library Cosin MS V.ii.6
Current locationDurham University Library
Current ShelfmarkDurham Durham University Library Cosin MS V.ii.6
Summary TitleSymeon of Durham, History of the church at Durham
Creation Date Start1104
Creation Date End1107
Creation Date StatementBetween 1104 and 1107, with many subsequent additions
Pages / Foliosviii, 113 f.
Volume: Height29.5 cm
BindingStandard Tuckett binding, mid 19th century full brown calf over thick wooden boards with 2 clasps (Charles Tuckett, binder to the British Museum, rebound most of the Cosin Manuscripts in the 19th century).
Secundo folioet quam
Durham University Library Cosin V.2.06
Evidence category: exlibris
Content: O Cronica de exordio et progressu ecclesie Dunelm' De registro sive officio cancellariatus ecclesie Dunelm.
Notes: f.11r Perhaps in the hand of John Fishburn, the monastic chancellor, who drew up a list of the chancellor's books in 1421, Catalogi veteres 1838 p.124-5, in which this has the mark O, noted as in a wrapper (in quaterno), with the opening words of the second leaf of item 6 (f.12) cited as the secundo folio. This implies that f.1-10 were then probably separated with “R”, perhaps altered from “Q” (early 15th century)
Contained work:Thomas Rud, Disquisitio de vere auctore huius historiae
Notes:With other notes by later antiquaries.
Contained work:Brief summary of the church of Lindisfarne
Contained work:Description of Lindisfarne
Contained work:Bishops of Lindisfarne, Chester-le-Street and Durham
Contained work:List of Durham monks
Contained work:Historia Dunelmensis Ecclesia
Contained work:De iniusta vexacione Willelmi episcopi primi
The volume originally comprised item 6, composed between 1104 and 1107, as the principal text, with items 4-5 as preliminaries, the first portion of the latter being written before 1115, the date by which Algar had succeeded Turgot as prior of Durham. Item 2 was added early in the 12th century; item 8, later than this in the 12th century. Items 3 and 7, together with a supply leaf in item 8 and headings to items 2 and 4(a), are the work of 16th century antiquaries. Items 1 and 9, and headings to items 7 and 8, are by various 18th century hands. Item 6 includes Bede's death song in Old English, f. 29r-v.
Catalogue notes:Catalogued by Thomas Rud, first published as an appendix to Catalogi veteres 1838, 147-50
Catalogued:Catalogi veteres 1838
Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:086 Notes:p.60-1 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/MynorsDCM/METSmynors.xml#page/60/mode/2up
Catalogued:Gameson 1999 Reference citation:283
Catalogi veteres 1838 :- Catalogi veteres librorum Ecclesiae Cathedralis Dunelm. Catalogues of the library of Durham Cathedral, at various periods, from the conquest to the dissolution, including catalogues of the library of the abbey of Hulne, and of the mss. preserved in the library of Bishop Cosin, at Durham (London: J. B. Nichols, 1838)
Mynors 1939 :- Mynors, R. A. B., Durham Cathedral manuscripts to the end of the twelfth century (Oxford: OUP, 1939)
Gameson 1999 :- Gameson, Richard, The manuscripts of early Norman England (c.1066-1130) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)
Rollason 1998 :- Rollason, David, ed., Symeon of Durham: historian of Durham and the North (Stamford: Shaun Tyas, 1998)
Rollason 2000 :- Rollason, David, ed. and trans., Symeon of Durham Libellus de exordio atque procursu istius hoc est Dunhelmensis, ecclesie: tract on the origins and progress of this church of Durham (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000)