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Detailed record for Egerton 2802

Author Compiled by Gurheden
Title Cartulary of the abbey of the Holy Cross at Quimperle in Brittany (see Notes for contents)
Origin France, N. W. (Brittany)
Date 2nd quarter of the 12th century, with numerous additions
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration Large initials in green or red, some with penwork decoration in the other colour. Small initials in brown or red. Rubrics in red.
Dimensions in mm 170 x 110
Official foliation ff. 164 ( and 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 at the end + unfoliated parchment leaves after ff, 2, 18, 105)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Green leather with gold tooling; marbled endpapers.
Provenance The abbey of the Holy Cross at Quimperlé, in Brittany.
Notes in French and Latin dated 1755 (ff. 18v, 22).
The family of Le Guillou in the 19th century, passed to Stapleton.
Thomas Stapleton (b. 1806, d. 1849), antiquary, in 1840: passed to his nephew, Henry Stapleton.
Henry Stapleton, 9th Lord Beaumont (b. 1848, d. 1892): while in his possession, two transcripts of the volume were made by M. Léon Maître, and deposited in the archives of Nantes and Quimper respectively (see the British Library on-line and printed catalogue).
Bought by the British Museum in 1895, using the Bridgewater fund (£12,000 bequeathed in 1829 by Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829).
Notes Full digital coverage available for this manuscript: see Digitised Manuscripts at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts.
Cartulary (ff. 52-105v, 118-163v);
Life of St. Gurthiern (ff. 3-8);
List of popes to Victor III (1086-7) (ff. 8v-13);
List of archbishops of Tours, to the death of Gislebertus (1125) (ff. 14-16);
List of bishops of Nantes, to Brictius (1112-1140) (f. 17r-17v);
List of bishops of Vannes, to Morvanus (1089-1128) (f. 19);
List of bishops of Quimper (" Cornubie "), to Rotbertus (1113-1130) (f. 20);
Annals, from the Creation to A.D. 1128, with numbers continued unaltered to 1134 (ff. 23-46), all with numerous additions;
Life of St. Ninnoca (ff. 106v-117).
f. 164 is a parchment leaf.
Select bibliography Léopold Delisle, 'Le cartulaire de Quimperlé', Bibliothèque de l'école des chartes, 42 (1881), 250-253.

Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1894-1899 (London: British Museum, 1901), no. Eg. 2802 [with detailed description and bibliography].

Léon Maître and Paul Berthou, Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Sainte-Croix de Quimperlé 2nd revised edition (Rennes: Plihon et Hommais, Rennes, 1904), online at http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1138272/f2.image.r=Cartulaire%20Quimper [accessed 4th March 2013].

Hubert Guillotel, 'Cartulaires bretons médiévaux', in Les cartulaires: Actes de la table ronde organisée par l'École nationale des chartes, ed. by Olivier Guyotjeannin, Laurent Morelle and Micher Parisse (Paris : Ecole des Chartes, 1993), p. 336.

Louis Goulpeau, 'À propos des cartulaires' at Société d'Archéologie et d'Histoire du Pays de Lorient
[http://www.sahpl.asso.fr/site_sahpl/Goulpeau_Louis_Cartulaires.htm#Quelques mots sur le Cartulaire de Quimperlé] [accessed 4th March 2013].

Cartulaire de Sainte-Croix de Quimperlé, ed by Cyprien Henry, Joëlle Quaghebeur et Bernard Tanguy, Sources médiévales de l'histoire de Bretagne, 4, (Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes 2014) [facsimile].


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