London, British Library, MS Additional 4784 Milles collection vol. 31

  • Latin, Irish, English
  • 1600–1687 composite manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper + vellum
Collection: Additional manuscripts
Additional 4784
Milles collection vol. 31
manuscript miscellanies
Provenance and related aspects
Latin, Irish, English
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
paper + vellum
Distinct units
ff. 2- 4
London, British Library, …  ff. 2- 4
ff. 5-7
London, British Library, …  ff. 5-7
ff. 87-94
London, British Library, …  ff. 87-94
ff. 243-255
London, British Library, …  ff. 243-255
f. 256
London, British Library, …  f. 256
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Secondary sources (select)

British Library: archives and manuscripts, Online: British Library. URL: <>.
OʼGrady, Standish Hayes, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the [British Library, formerly the] British Museum, vol. 1, London: British Museum, 1926.
Dennis Groenewegen
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