Description of Special Collection
Collection Level Description: St. Chad's College MSS
- Collection name: St. Chad's College MSS
- Collection code: GB 033 SCH
- Date range: 13th-19th century
- Extent: 4 manuscripts
- Language: Latin; Turkish
- Created by: St. Chad's College, Durham, collector
- Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
- Part of : St Chad's College Deposit
The manuscripts comprise two medieval manuscripts (a 13th-century antiphoner and a 15th-century book of hours), a fragment of a 16th-century musical manuscript, and a 19th-century Turkish calligraphic manuscript.
About the creator:
St. Chad's College, Durham was founded in 1904. The college founders were deeply influenced by the ideals of the Oxford Movement, and their purpose was to set up a university college where men of sometimes very restricted financial means could be trained for the Anglican priesthood and also read for a degree in the University of Durham. St Chad's became a fully constituent college of the university in 1919. The college's catholic tradition is strongly reflected in the manuscripts and early printed books given to its library by various benefactors, particularly in the emphasis on liturgy and ritual.
Deposited by St. Chad's College
Open for consultation.
Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.
The medieval manuscripts are described in N.R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries , II, (Oxford, 1977) 512-3, and, more fully, in the Draft Catalogue of Medieval Manuscripts in the University Library, available in the search room.
Related collections held at Durham:
The manuscripts form part of the deposit in the University Library of early books from St. Chad's College Library. This deposit of printed books comprises all the college's pre-1701 books, including 10 incunables, 34 sixteenth-century and 84 seventeenth-century books, and a few volumes of later date.
Index termsSt Chad's College (Durham)
Date last modified: 18 November 2008
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