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Arabic manuscripts collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC119
  • Collection
  • ca. 1000-1790

The collection consists of six items:
1) En'am-i Serif [Turkish calligraphic manuscript].- consists of several chapters of the Qur'an, Arabic and Ottoman and Turkish prayers, calligraphic rondels and seals, hilyes, and miniature paintings of the Kaba, the Prophet's Mosque at Medina, his personal belongings such as his cloak, prayer beads etc., his hand and foot print and similar images. Special Collections had slides made of this manuscript. A second set of these slides is available in the Slide Library (History in Art Dept.).

2) al-Jazri, Mohammed. - consists of a single leaf from an 18th century religious manuscript, "Hassi Hasin" (Prayer and Contemplation). It is written in Arabic (probably in Turkey) in the Nashki hand. It may be an Ishmaeli text. It is illuminated, gilded and decorated with a floral motif.

3) Firdawsi. Shah Nameh. consists of a single leaf from an 18th century copy.

4) Koran. India. 17th -18th century?

5) Koran. China. 17th -18th century?

6) Maghribi Qur'an (Koran) Bifolium. Late 10th or 11th century. Kufic script.

Beryl Rowland fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR152
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1988

Fonds consists of 6 series: correspondence, 1961-1987, primarily Earle Birney; literary manuscripts, ca. 1954-1957, including fiction and plays; research, ca. 1962-1987; printed materials, ca. 1954-1988, primarily journal offprints and copies; indices, ca. 1962-1987. The indices consist of research card groups including: animals; slang dictionaries; women in medieval medicine; medieval medical books; symbolism; The Canterbury Tales, and miscellaneous subjects.

Rowland, Beryl, 1918-2003

Bruce and Dorothy Brown collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC017
  • Collection
  • ca. 2000 B.C.-1970

The collection consists of ancient documents, including a cuneiform tablet and an Egyptian hieroglyph; Medieval and Renaissance documents from England, France, Spain and Italy, 1243-1599, including deeds, charters, illuminated manuscript leaves, letter, letters patent, papal bulls, fragments from religious manuscripts, manuscripts on medicine and magic, a catalogue of English armorial shields, statutes of the Garter, and a manuscript of a Spanish Armelite prioress; modern literary and political manuscripts, records, and autographs, including policies of assurance, letters, and World War I and World War II surrender documents; autographs of various world figures; maps of Europe, Asia and North America; medals, decorations, and flags, mostly from Europe.

Guy Williams collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC455
  • Collection
  • 15th century

The collection consists of a leaf from Decretum Gratiani, 1, D. 96; recto: cc. 8–13, verso: c. 14 (cc. 13–14 = the infamous forgery known as the Donation of Constantine).

John Peterson collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC572
  • Collection
  • 1633

The collection consists of four medieval documents: indenture with seal, rent book, marriage document, tenancy document.

Medieval Studies collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC070
  • Collection
  • ca. 1200-1600

The collection consists of: 1) Four vellum leaves by various calligraphers taken from a Flemish Psalter, two French Book of Hours, and a French Bible. 2) Ten manuscript leaves by various calligraphers in France, England, Italy, and Spain, including leaves from a Bible, a calendar, Missals, a Book of Hours, a charter, a litany from a Book of Hours, a Psalter, and a Breviary. 3) MS of John Lydgate's "Fall of Princes" (ca. 1431-1438). 247 slides were made for a digitizing project, from which 10 CDs have been produced plus a backup set. There is also a CD for the index to the web site. 4) MS of "Bartholomaeus Anglicus" (ca, 1240-1250), consisting of extracts from his encyclopaedia "De Proprietatibus Rerum (On the Properties of Things). 5) Medieval Fragments: 13th Century Collection (ca. 1200-1300), consists of 7 folia fragments from 5 sources most were recovered pastedowns from later books. 6) Manuscrit religeuse. 7) Court record from the beginning of the reign of James I. It passed through private hands. The document is in Latin court hand and notes the transfer of land from Thomas and Robert Whitney to a knight. 8) Handwritten letter to William Paston from Thomas Jermy dated 31 January 1565. The letter has been repaired, with a slight loss of text. Also included are a photocopy of the letter; a typed transcription of the letter, made in 1974 by H.L. Douch (Curator of the Royal Cornwall Institution) and amended at the suggestion of Jean M. Kennedy (City and County Archivist, Norwich), together with comments by Kennedy and Dorothy Sweet; a handwritten transcription of the original, by Douch; handwritten notes and background material by Sweet; two typed, signed letters to Sweet from Kennedy.

Molly Pulver Ungar collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC538
  • Collection
  • 1500 - 2000

The collection consists of one printed leaf on paper with glossed text. Gloss on verso encircles text proper. Sections marked by red and blue initials. Page numbers XXVII and DI in red. 285 x 427 mm. Circa 1500. Includes one manuscript leaf on parchment. Eight lines or music on recto, ten lines of music on verso. Staff lines and first letters are in red. On recto is hymn “Quemque pastores vigils adorant,” followed by Angelus, which continues to verso. Second unidentified hymn on verso. 285 x 432 mm. Circa 1500. Also includes a letter from Pierre Elliott Trudeau (June 25, 1997) and a letter from Timothy Findley (May 1, 2000).

Palimpsest collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC440
  • Collection
  • ca. 1400-1600

The collection consists of six vellum documents (manuscript pages from scrolls or books that have been scraped off and used again).

Sandra Mattia collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC436
  • Collection
  • ca. 42 A.D., 1493

The collection consists of two medieval manuscript fragments, two incunabula, and a Herodian coin.

Student Posters collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC525
  • Collection
  • 2016

The collection consists of six student project posters from Adrienne Boyarin-Williams' early manuscripts class (ENGL 503/A02, Spring 2016)