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10.3 - Manuscript Catalogues

Baker, John H., comp. Catalogue of the Manuscript Year Books, Readings, and Law Reports in Lincoln's Inn, the Bodleian Library and Gray's Inn ; With Notes on the Dispersed Libraries of John Selden, Charles Fairfax, and Henry Powle . English Legal Manuscripts, 2. Zug, Switzerland: Inter Documentation Co., 1978.

---, comp. Catalogue of the Manuscript Year Books, Readings, and Law Reports in the Library of the Harvard Law School. Zug, Switzerland: Inter Documentation Co, 1975.

---, comp. English Legal Manuscript Project. Zug, Switzerland: Inter Documentation Co, 1975-.
Abstract: Catalogues of manuscript year books, readings, and law reports located in research libraries in England and the United States. Stage I. Harvard Law School Library; Stage II. Lincoln's Inn; Stage III. Bodleian Library, Oxford; Stage IV. Gray's Inn; Stage V. Yale Law School; Stage VI. Harvard Law School, addenda.

---, comp. English Legal Manuscripts in the United States of America: a Descriptive List. 2 Parts. London: Selden Society, 1985-1990.
Abstract: Part. 1, Medieval and Renaissance period (to 1558); Part. 2, 1558-1902.

---, comp. Readers and Readings in the Inns of Court and Chancery. Selden Society. Supplementary series, 13 ed. London: Selden Society, 2001.
Abstract: First part contains tables of readers for each of the inns, with references to what is known about their lectures, and brief bibliographies. The second part is a bibliography of nearly two thousand texts, mostly manuscripts dating between 1400 and 1700.

Baker, John H., and J. S. Ringrose, comps. A Catalogue of English Legal Manuscripts in Cambridge University Library . Woodbridge, Suffolk : Boydell Press, 1996.

Born, Lester Kruger. British Manuscripts Project . Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, University Library, 2001.
Notes: Available online at http://www.hti.umich.edu.libproxy.usc.edu/cgi/b/bib/bib-idx?c=bmp (accessed July 2, 2007)
Abstract: This fully searchable database lists the contents of 2,652 reels of microfilm containing reproductions of manuscripts and some rare printed materials found in the libraries in England and Wales, covering from medieval times to the 18th century. The British Manuscripts Project, a checklist of the microfilms prepared in England and Wales for the American Council of Learned Societies, 1941-1945, was compiled by Lester K. Born, Wash., 1955. Complete sets of the films are held by the University of Michigan Library and by the Library of Congress. University of Michigan reel numbers are now indicated in this online version.

British National Library. Property and Privilege in Medieval and Early Modern England and Wales: Cartularies and Other Registers. Reading, Berkshire, England: Research Publications, 1990-.
Abstract: Ser. 1, Cartularies from the British Library, London.

British National Library and National Archives. A2A: Access to Archives; the English strand of the UK archives network. Notes: Available online at http://www.a2a.org.uk/ (accessed June 5, 2007)
Abstract: The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day. Lists close to 10 million items held in 414 record offices and other repositories.

Davis, Godfrey R. C., comp. Medieval Cartularies of Great Britain; a Short Catalogue. London: Longmans, Green , 1958.
Great Britain. National Archives. Manorial Documents Register. Notes: Available online at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr/ (accessed October 2, 2007) Abstract: Lists the location of manorial records, surviving in many local and national record offices or in private hands. The records noted in the Manorial Documents Register include court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents and all other documents relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of a manor. Title deeds are not included in the Register.

Ellis, Henry J., and Francis B. Bickley, comps. Index to the Charters and Rolls in the Department of Manuscripts, British Museum. 2 Vols. London: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1965-1967.

Great Britain. Public Record Office. Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records. 120 Vols. London: HMSO, 1840-1958.

Hardy, Alfred L., ed. Lists of Manor Court Rolls in Private Hands, Part I-III . Manorial Society of Great Britain. Monographs, 1, 2, 4 ed. London: Manorial Society, 1907-1913.

Hardy, Thomas D., ed. Descriptive Catalogue of Materials Relating to the History of Great Britain and Ireland to the End of the Reign of Henry VII. 3 Vols. in 4. London: Longman, 1862-1871.
Abstract: Lists mainly manuscript sources. Contents: Vol. 1, From the Roman period to the Norman invasion; Vol. 2, From AD 1066-1200; Vol. 3, From AD 1200-1327. Reprinted in 1964.

Harvey, P. D. A., comp. Manorial Court Rolls. Short Guides to Records, 47. London: Historical Association , 1993.

---, comp. Manorial Records. Archives and the User, 5. London: British Records Association, 1984.
Abstract: A directory of archival resources.

Harvey, P. D. A., Sylvia Thomas, and Margaret L. Faull, comps. Medieval Manorial Records. Leeds: Medieval Section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 1983.
Abstract: Manorial records compiled by P. D. A. Harvey; Manorial court rolls and their contents compiled by S. Thomas.

Kelly, Susan E., and Sean M . Miller, eds. The Electronic Sawyer an Online Version of the Revised Edition of Sawyer's Anglo-Saxon? Charters, Section One (S 1-1602) . London: British Academy - Royal Historical Society, 1999-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/chartwww/ ;The electronic Sawyeravailable online at http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/chartwww/eSawyer.99/eSawyer2.html (accessed July 2, 2007)
Abstract: An online (revised, augmented, and updated) version of P. H. Sawyer's Anglo-Saxon Charters: an Annotated List and Bibliography (1968), covering S 1-1602. The 'Lost and Incomplete' texts (S 1603-1875) are to be treated separately. Prepared under the auspices of the Joint Committee on Anglo-Saxon Charters by Dr. S. E. Kelly (1993-8), and adapted for this website by Dr. S. M. Miller (January 1999).

Keynes, Simon, ed. An Atlas of Attestations in Anglo-Saxon Charters, C. 670-1066. Cambridge: University of Cambridge , 1998.
Lowe, Elias A., comp. Codices Latini Antiquiores; a Palaeographical Guide to Latin Manuscripts Prior to the Ninth Century. Part II: Great Britain and Ireland . 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972.
Abstract: Revision of Pt. 2, first published in 1935, of the original 12 part work.

Salter, Herbert E., comp. Mediaeval Archives of the University of Oxford. 2 Vols. Oxford Historical Society Publications, 70, 73. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1920.

Sawyer, Peter H., comp. Anglo-Saxon Charters: an Annotated List and Bibliography. Royal Historical Society guides and handbooks, 8. London: Royal Historical Society, 1968.
Notes: An online (revised, augmented, and updated) version also available online at http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/chartwww/eSawyer.99/eSawyer2.html (accessed July 2, 2007)

Stevens, Wesley M. Bibliographic Access to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts: a Survey of Computerized Data Bases and Information Services . New York : Haworth Press, 1992.

Thompson, E. Margaret, and Henry F. Burke , eds. A Descriptive Catalogue of Manorial Rolls, Belonging to Sir H. F. Burke. (With Notes and Extracts Illustrating Manorial Custom.) . Manorial Society's Publications, 11- . London: Manorial Society, 1922-.

Watson, Andrew G., comp. Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts C. 435-1600 in Oxford Libraries. 2 Vols. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1984.

---, comp. Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts, C. 700-1600, in the Department of Manuscripts, the British Library. 2 Vols. London: The Library, 1979.

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