Brut Chronicle, etc.
- Brut Chronicle, etc.
- Published / Created
- between 1400 and 1425
- Publication Place
- Manuscript on parchment of Brut Chronicle to 1333, the earliest stage of the Middle English text.
Binding: Fifteenth-century. Original wound, caught up sewing on four tawed, slit straps. Boards made of bifolios of vellum with a piece of leather wrapped around them, but not covering the spine. Sewing breaking.
Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez.
Cite as: Brut Chronicle. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
L. M. Matheson, The Middle English Prose Brut: A Location List of the Manuscripts and Early Printed Editions, Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography 3 (1976) p. 259.
Manuscript on parchment of Brut Chronicle to 1333, the earliest stage of the Middle English text. The text of MS 494 is defective; three leaves missing between ff. 24 and 25; four leaves between ff. 26 and 27; three leaves between ff. 51 and 52. Parchment is stained and worn; some portions of text illegible. Written by at least two scribes in neat Anglicana formata.
Moreton Frewen's inscriptions on f. 47r: Moreton Frewen/ Washington USA/ May 1903 and f. 18r: Moreton Frewen/ Gov. House/ Jan 1 1905. Ottawa. Frewen appears to have used the manuscript as an autograph album on his various travels. Autographs, in chronological order, f. 2v: Dudley Ld. Lt. Ireland, Inver 1903 (William Humble Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley, 1867-1932, who was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1902-06); Grey Governor General Canada Ottawa. Jan 1 1905 (Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl Grey, 1851-1917, who was Governor-General of Canada in 1904-11); f. 36r: (written in lower margin, upside down) W. Bourke Cockran [Member Congress added in hand of Moreton Frewen] Washington D. C. Jan 10th 1905 (1854-1923; member of the House of Representatives in 1887-95, 1905-09, 1921-23); f. 2v: Examined by me with great interest at the White House, Washington, U. S. A., Jan 16th 1905 Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919; 26th President of the United States); f. 41v (written in lower margin, upside down): Wayne MacVeagh Washington D. C. January 19 1905 (1833-1917; Pennsylvania lawyer and reformer of the Civil Service); f. 102v: Yours Truly W. J. Bryan January 21 1905 (William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the President of the United States in 1896, 1900, 1908). Purchased from H. P. Kraus in 1970 as the gift of Edwin J. Beinecke.
Plain initials, 9- to 2-line, in blue, throughout text. Headings and chapter numbers in red, with blue spiral line-fillers. Paragraph marks for headings in blue, for text in blue or red. Remains of guide-letters for rubricator.
- ff. ii + 102 : parchment ; 282 x 196 (198 x 128) mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
English, Middle (1100-1500)
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 494
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- Brut Chronicle. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. and Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 494.
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