Manuscripta juridica

[Principal Investigator: G. R. Dolezalek]






LOCATION = London, BL


London, BL = British Library, London, United Kingdom*

  • SKEAT, T.C.: The catalogues of the Manuscript Collections. London 1962. [Frankfurt, UB, HB 22] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • FORSHALL, J.: Catalogue of Manuscripts in the British Museum. New Séries. [Frankfurt, UB, HB 22] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • MAUNDE THOMPSON, E. / G.F. WARNER: Catalogue of the Ancient Manuscripts in the British Museum. Vol.II, London 1884. [Göttingen, UB, Hss.-Abt. Ye 520] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • HORWOOD, Alfred J.: A Catalogue of the [Arundel MSS =] Ancient Manuscripts ... [In origin the Arundel MSS were kept at Gresham College, Norfolk Library, and later at Somerset House, Library of the Royal Society. Part of the Arundel collection went to London, College of Arms] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • PLANTA, J.: A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Cottonian Library deposited in the British Museum. London 1802. [Frankfurt, UB, HB 22] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • SMITH, Thomas: Catalogus librorum manuscriptorum bibliothecae Cottonianae, Oxonii 1696 - interleaved, with handwritten additions [shelf mark MSS 017.21 BL] [Fully checked]
  • NARES, R.: A Catalogue of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts in the British Museum. Vol.I-IV, London 1808-1812. [Frankfurt, UB, HB 22] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • WARNER, G.F. / J.P. GILSON: British Museum. Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King's Collections. Vol. I-III, London 1921. [Frankfurt, UB, HB 22] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • SCOTT, Edward J.L.: Catalogue of the Stowe Manuscripts in the British Museum. Vol.I-II, London 1895-1896. [Frankfurt, UB, HB 22] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • AYSCOUGH, Samuel: A Catalogue of the Manuscripts preserved in the British Museum hitherto undescribed. Vol. I-II, London 1782. [Index to Sloane MSS = oldest constituent part of 'Additional' MSS] [seen at Leiden, UB] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • SCOTT, Edward J.L.: Index to the Sloane Manuscripts in the British Museum. London 1904. [Frankfurt, UB, HB 22] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • INDEX to the Additional Manuscripts with those of the Egerton Collection, preserved in the British Museum, and acquired in the years 1783-1835. London 1849. [Frankfurt, UB, HB 22] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • LIST of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum, 1836-1840. London 1843. [Göttingen, UB, Hss.-Abt. Ye 530] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • CATALOGUE of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum, 1841-1853, vol.1 of the series 1854-1875, London 1850-1875. [Frankfurt, UB, HB 22]. [Checked for Roman law only]
  • CATALOGUE of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum, 1876-1881, London 1882. [Leiden, UB]. [Checked for Roman law only]
  • CATALOGUE of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum, 1882-1935, London 1889-1965. [Frankfurt, UB, HB 22] [Checked for Roman law only]
  • THE BRITISH LIBRARY. CATALOGUE of additions to the manuscripts 1951-1955. 2 vols. 1982 (up to Addit. 48988 / Egerton 3724). [Fully checked]
  • THE BRITISH LIBRARY. CATALOGUE of additions to the manuscripts. The Yelverton manuscripts. 2 vols. 1994 (Addit. 48000-48196). [Fully checked]
  • THE BRITISH LIBRARY. CATALOGUE of additions to the manuscripts. New Series 1955-1960. [Not yet checked]
  • THE BRITISH LIBRARY. CATALOGUE of additions to the manuscripts. New Series 1961-1965 [only 'Rough Register' 1974 seen] [Not yet checked]
  • THE BRITISH LIBRARY. CATALOGUE of additions to the manuscripts. New Series 1966-1970. Parts 1 and 2, London 1998 (Addit. 53709-56485 / Egerton 3777-3783). [Fully checked]
  • THE BRITISH LIBRARY. CATALOGUE of additions to the manuscripts. New Series 1971-1975. Parts 1-3, London 2001 (Addit. 56486-59651 / Egerton 3784-3795). [Fully checked]
  • THE BRITISH LIBRARY. CATALOGUE of additions to the manuscripts. New Series 1976-1980, Parts 1-2, London 1995 (Addit. 59652-61100, 61711-61890 / Egerton 3796-3802, controlled. The gap 61100 ss., Blenheim Archive = Dukes of Marlborough, has a separate catalogue). [Fully checked]
  • THE BRITISH LIBRARY. CATALOGUE of additions to the manuscripts. New Series 1981-1985, Parts 1-2, London 1994 (Addit. 61891-63649 / Egerton 3803-3812). [Fully checked]
  • THE BRITISH LIBRARY. CATALOGUE of additions to the manuscripts. New Series 1986-1990, Parts 1-3, London 1993 (Addit. 63650-70637 / Egerton 3813-3867). [Fully checked]
  • THE BRITISH LIBRARY. CATALOGUE of additions to the manuscripts. New Series 1991 to day [Not yet checked]
  • CLASS CATALOGUE, vol. 47: 'Law' [Jus Commune literature is listed from fol. 961 onward: 'Law of Scotland', etc.] [Fully checked:]
  • INDEX OF MANUSCRIPTS in the British Library. [Ten volumes, published in 1985. This is an amalgamated index of all the place names and personal names contained in the indexes to the various catalogues of manuscripts acquired up to the year 1950 (thus up to Addit. 47458 / Egerton 3675). It also includes the entries of the 'woefully inadaequate' index of the catalogues for the Harley, Cotton and Lansdowne series. These three catalogues must thus be perused without help from an index.

    'Instructions for use': The index includes names of persons and places, for MSS acquired up to 1950, only. It cannot be used as a class catalogue. For instance, the keyword 'Law' (in vol. VI) only refers to persons with surname 'Law' - and not to law as a subject

  • London, BL, online "Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue" [only one spot-check made, for the series of Additional MSS, starting with Add. 19900 and ending with Add. 20000]. [The online catalogue cannot be used as a class catalogue. For instance, a search for the keyword 'Law' swamps the searcher with tens of thousands of informations on persons named 'Law', or items which contain information on or texts from individual law suits or documents]