Library of Robert Cotton, MS 230

  • Irish manuscripts

A manuscript listed as ‘Irishe physique’ in Robert Cotton's library catalogue of manuscripts (BL, Harleian 6018). Engl. physick referred to medicine, but in the retained French spelling physique it could mean ‘natural philosophy’. The manuscript has not been identified and may have been lost.

Irish medicine and medical writing
Provenance and related aspects
Origin, provenance
Provenance: Cotton libraryCotton library
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ass. with Cotton (Robert)
Cotton (Robert)
Sir Robert Bruce, 1st baronet, of Connington Hall, was an English politician, antiquary and collector of manuscripts, who established the Cotton library.

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Hands, scribes
Codicological information
State of existence


Secondary sources (select)

Tite, Colin G. C., “’Lost or stolen or strayed’: a survey of manuscripts formerly in the Cottonian library”, The British Library Journal 18 (1992): 107–147.
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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July 2020, last updated: July 2022