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The Guilford Project update

All the Guilford manuscripts (Add. MSS. 8220-8823) have now been catalogued. Descriptions and indexes are accessible on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue.

The Manuscripts can be divided into general categories as follows:

  • 15 medieval MSS.: 8244, 8253, 8361-8362, 8365-8366, 8512, 8537, 8565, 8577, 8583-8584, 8784-8786.
  • 23 Greek MSS.: 8221-8243.
  • 8 MSS. relating to general history: 8251-8256, 8259-8260.
  • 9 MSS. relating to the Slavonic, Eastern and Greek Orthodox Churches: 8245-8247, 8656-8661.
  • 6 MSS. relating to heretical groups: 8248-8249, 8291, 8357, 8408-8409.
  • 21 MSS. relating to Austria, the Low Countries, Germany, Russia and Poland: 8257-8258, 8323, 8761-8778.
  • 195 MSS. relating mostly to Italy, Rome and its territories, and the Roman Church: 8261, 8269-8272, 8278, 8284-8285, 8287-8289, 8294-8296, 8303, 8306, 8313, 8315, 8324, 8326, 8330, 8334, 8338-8340, 8342-8343, 8346, 8349, 8359, 8363-8364, 8367-8407, 8410-8511, 8513-8520, 8522-8531, 8534-8535.
  • 68 MSS. relating to various European countries: 8262-8268, 8273-8277, 8279-8283, 8286, 8290, 8292-8293, 8297-8302, 8304-8305, 8307-8312, 8314, 8316-8322, 8325, 8327-8329, 8331-8333, 8335-8337, 8341, 8344-8345, 8347-8348, 8350-8356, 8358.
  • 5 MSS. relating to Tuscany: 8521, 8532-8533, 8536, 8538.
  • 6 MSS. relating to Milan and minor Italian states: 8539-8543, 8545.
  • 8 MSS. relating to Genoa: 8544, 8563-8569.
  • 17 MSS. relating to the House of Savoy and Piedmont: 8546-8562.
  • 3 MSS. relating to Monaco, the Valtelline and Geneva: 8570-8572.
  • 30 MSS. relating to Venice, Padua, Treviso and Vicenza: 8573-8602.
  • 41 MSS. relating to Dalmatia, the Aegean Islands, Cyprus and Crete: 8603-8643.
  • 12 MSS. relating to Constantinople: 8644-8655.
  • 20 MSS. relating to Naples, Sicily and Apulia: 8662-8681.
  • 26 MSS. relating to Spain: 8682-8707.
  • 7 MSS. relating to Portugal: 8708-8714.
  • 46 MSS. relating to France: 8715-8760.
  • 6 MSS. relating to the Middle East and China: 8779-8783, 8803.
  • 40 MSS. containing scientific or political tracts, literary works, poetry and satirical verses: 8360, 8784-8802, 8804-8823.

37 MSS. also include printed items: 8263-8264, 8287-8289, 8300, 8322, 8337-8338, 8353, 8355, 8360, 8371, 8373, 8383, 8386, 8393-8396, 8462, 8474, 8477-8478, 8480, 8482-8483, 8486, 8524, 8554, 8556, 8557, 8561, 8569, 8586, 8592, 8706.

A total of 4196 relevant index records have been created.

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