Different Names for CCCC MS 173

The Parker Manuscript has been called by many names. This article explores those names and when they were originally attributed to the MS.

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Names

1 – The Parker Chronicle [2]

2 – Manuscript A of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle [2]

3 – MS Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 173 [2]

4 – S.11 (this is its name in the Parker Register, CCCC MS 575, page 62?)

Catalogs that mention it

According to Dickins (1972), there are 6 major catalogs of the MSS in the Parker Library. The CCCC website [9] lists only 4 main catalogs, which are numbers 2, 3, 4, and 5 below.

1 – John Parker’s Inventory of his father’s library (1593).

2 – Thomas James’ Ecloga Oxonio-Cantabrigiensis (1600). Pages 70-98.

3 – William Stanley’s 1722 catalog.

4 – James Nasmith’s 1777 catalog.

5 – Montague Rhodes James’s 1909-1913 (1912) catalog.

6 – Richard Vaughan’s 1960 catalog.

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References:

[1] – https://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/about-corpus/parker-library/collections/catalogues-manuscripts

[2] – Alfred the Wise: Studies in Honour of Janet Bately on the Occasion of Her Sixty-Fifth Birthday

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