Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 309 Sirmond manuscript

  • Latin
  • s. xi
  • Continental manuscripts
  • vellum
Collection: Bodley manuscripts
Bodley 309
Sirmond manuscript
Provenance and related aspects
s. xi
Origin, provenance
Origin: France
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Vendôme, Trinity abbey
Vendôme, Trinity abbey
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Later provenance: France
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ass. with Jacques SirmondSirmond (Jacques)
French Jesuit scholar and philologist.
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Denis PetauPetau (Denis)
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Gilles BouchierBouchier (Gilles)
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The MS was formerly in the possession of Jesuit scholar Jacques Sirmond, after whom it is named. At least two Jesuit scholars of chronology, Denis Petau and Gilles Bouchier (Bucherius), are known to have had it on loan from him.(1)n. 1 Faith Wallis, Bede: The reckoning of time (1999): lxxii.(2)n. 2 Charles W. Jones, ‘The ‘lost’ Sirmond manuscripts of Bede’s ‘computus’’, The English Historical Review 52 (1937): 204–205.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Table of contents

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Faith Wallis, Bede: The reckoning of time (1999): lxxii.
Charles W. Jones, ‘The ‘lost’ Sirmond manuscripts of Bede’s ‘computus’’, The English Historical Review 52 (1937): 204–205.

Secondary sources (select)

Wallis, Faith, Bede: The reckoning of time, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999.
Watson, Andrew George, Catalogue of dated and datable manuscripts c. 435-1600 in Oxford libraries, 2 vols, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984.
[id. 76.]
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The Irish provenance of Bede’s computus”, Peritia 2 (1983): 229–247.
Jones, Charles W., “The ‘lost’ Sirmond manuscripts of Bede’s ‘computus’”, The English Historical Review 52:206 (1937): 204–219.
Krusch, Bruno, Studien zur christlich-mittelalterlichen Chronologie: der 84jährige Ostercyclus und seine Quellen, Leipzig: Veit & Comp., 1880.
Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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February 2020, last updated: August 2022