Cambridge, Trinity College, MS R.14.48 Latin medical and other texts, with Irish marginalia, calendar, Tochomhladh Mac Mileadh (fragment)

  • Latin, Irish
  • s. xv
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper
Irish medicine and medical writing
Provenance and related aspects
Latin, Irish
s. xv
15th century
Origin, provenance
Provenance: England, southEngland, south
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Sutton Valence (‘Soton Valaunce’), Kent (ff. 89v, 94r).
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Main scribe

Main scribe: Donnchadh mhac Matha, al. Dionisius Cyriton, perhaps a Latin equivalent for Mac Cruitín, who wrote at Sutton Valence, Kent, in 1468 (Herbert and de Brún: 106).

Donnchadh mac Mátha Mac CruitínMac Cruitín (Donnchadh mac Mátha)
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Additional hand 1 Hand responsible for f. [ii]r-v, the verse on f. [viii]v and marginal note on f. 35v.
Additional hand 2 Later hand responsible for completing the table of contents and adding later foliation for ff. 1-96. “Probably not earlier than end of 16th century” (Herbert and de Brún).
Codicological information
8.875 ″ × 6.25 ″
Palaeographical information
Category: cursive
Gothic scripts (secondary)
Gaelic National minuscule (secondary)
Table of contents

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Wren digital library [digitised collections from the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge], Online: Cambridge, Trinity College, 2014–present. URL: <>. 
The Wren Digital Library provides access to digitised collections from the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. The founding purpose was to digitise all of the Western medieval manuscripts catalogued by M. R. James in 1901-3. Over 800 medieval manuscripts are now available online. The Digital Library is also gradually expanding to include modern manuscripts and a selection of printed books.
Herbert, Máire, and Pádraig de Brún, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in Cambridge libraries, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Robinson, Pamela R., Catalogue of dated and datable manuscripts c.737-1600 in Cambridge libraries, Cambridge: Brewer, 1988.
[id. 355.]
Thorndike, Lynn, and Pearl Kibre, A catalogue of incipits of mediaeval scientific writings in Latin, rev. ed., London: Mediaeval Academy of America, 1963.
ACLS Humanities: <link>
cols 91, 257, 291, 1382, 1474
James, Montague Rhodes, The Western manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge: a descriptive catalogue, vol. 2: Containing an account of the manuscripts in class R (Miscellaneous), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1901.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
333–334 [id. 918.] direct link
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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