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Guide to the Nicholas B. Scheetz Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Collection, approximately 9th-18th century

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Scheetz, Nicholas B.
Title: Nicholas B. Scheetz Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Collection
Dates: approximately 9th-18th century
Quantity: 1.2 cubic feet (62 leaves and fragments, 8 codices)
Abstract: Leaves, fragments, and codices of manuscripts, some illuminated, primarily in Latin, from a variety of sources. Collection includes one printed item from the late 15th century, and one stenciled item from the 18th century.
Forms of Materials: manuscript leaves and codices
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Scope and Content Note

Collection includes sermons, bibles, devotional books, music, liturgical manuscripts, literary manuscripts, and notarial and financial records. The material originates from a range of geographic areas including Italy, England, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Armenia. A substantial number of items date from the 16th century.

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Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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  • Eight codices are included in the collection. See the Vassar College on-line catalog for MS 1, MS 3, MS 4, MS 6, MS 7, MS 8, MS 15 and MS 25.
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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Bible.
  • Catholic Church--Liturgy.
  • Catholic Church--Prayers and devotions.
  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.

Subjects:

  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Gothic.
  • Manuscripts, Armenian.
  • Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern).
  • Manuscripts, Medieval.
  • Sermons, Latin.

Document Types:

  • Account books.
  • Antiphonaries.
  • Books of hours.
  • Breviaries.
  • Choir books.
  • Graduals.
  • Illuminated manuscripts.
  • Missals.
  • Passionals.
  • Processionals.
  • Psalters.
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Encoding Information

Encoded by Mark Seidl, March 2019.

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Preferred Citation

Nicholas B. Scheetz Collection Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Janine St. Germain, February 2019.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Vassar College alumna, Diana Pearson, VC ‘78. The manuscripts and codices were collected by Pearson’s late husband, Nicholas B. Scheetz, Manuscript Curator at Georgetown University.

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Series List

Series I. Bibles, approximately 1330-1350,

This series consists of leaves from Bibles written in England, France, and Italy.

Series II. Liturgical texts, 12th-18th century

This series consists of leaves and fragments taken from anitphonaries, breviaries, and other Christian liturgical texts. These texts were written in western and southern Europe, as well as Armenia.

Series III. Devotional texts, 13th-15th century

This series consists of leaves from two French books of hours and a leaf from a Flemish psalter.

Series IV. Literary Texts, 9th-15th century

This series consists of leaves and fragments from literary texts, including works by Seneca, written in France, Germany, and Italy.

Series V. Documents and Records, 14th-16th century

This series consists of leaves and fragments from a variety of legal and administrative texts, including marraige records and financial accounts, all written in Italy or Spain.

Container List

Series I. Bibles

2.1 (item number 28) Bohun Bible, England, approximately 1340 (leaf)
1.1 (item number 16) Folio Bible, Italy, approximately 1350 (leaf)
1.2 (item number 17) Magna Glosatura, France, approximately 1210 (conjugate bifolium)
1.3 (item number 14) Pocket Bible, France, approximately 1260 (leaf)
1.5 (item number 2) Sermon, England, 15th century (fragment)
1.4 (item number 27) St. Albans bible, France, approximately 1330 (leaf)

Series II. Liturgical texts

4.19 (item number 13) Antiphonal, Italy, approximately 1490 ([1] fragment)
5.3 (item number 12) Antiphonal, Italy, approximately 1550 (leaf, in two parts)
4.13 (item number 18) Breviary, Italy, approximately 1450 (leaf)
4.14 (item number 19) Breviary, France, approximately 1275 (leaf)
6.2 (item number 50a, b) Choir book, Spain, 18th century ([2] leaves)
6.1 (item number 30) Choir psalter, Spain, 17th century (leaf)
5.5 (item number 26a, b, c) Gradual, Italy, approximately 1622 ([3] leaves)
5.4 (item number 9) Gradual, Spain, approximately 1550 ([4] leaves)
5.6 (item number 49) Gradual, Spain, 16th century (leaf)
5.1 (item number 29) Homilary, Armenia, 167h century ([5] leaves)
4.15 (item number 20) Missal, Germany, approximately 1275 (fragment)
5.2 (item number 21a, b) Passional, Spain, approximately 1150 ([2] leaves)
4.20 (item number 10) Processional, France, approximately 1525 (leaf)
4.21 (item number 11a, b, c) Processional, Italy, approximately 1425 ([3] leaves)

Series III. Devotional Texts

1.6 (item number 5) Book of Hours, France, approximately 1450 (leaf)
1.11 (item number 47) Book of Hours, France, 14th century (leaf)
1.8 (item number 48) Psalter, Flanders, 13th century (leaf)

Series IV. Literary Texts

4.16 (item number 23) Controversiae, Germany, approximately 825 (fragment)
4.17 (item number 22) De Nuptiis Philologiae, France, approximately 1125 (fragment)
4.18 (item number 46) Seneca, Italy, approximately 1470 (leaf)
5.7 (item number 42) Seneca, Italy, 15th century (bifolium)

Series V. Documents and Records

1.10 (item number 45) Confirmation of Marriage, Juan Arias Portocarrero, Spain, 16th century (leaf)
1.7 (item number 24a, b) Ledger, Italy, 1368 ([3] fragments)
2.2 (item number 31) Italy, 1368 (leaf)
2.3 (item number 32) Italy, 1542 November 22 (leaf)
2.4 (item number 33) Italy, 1531 February 7 (leaf)
2.5 (item number 34) Italy, 1577 November 11 (leaf)
2.6 (item number 35) Italy, 1546 August 25 (leaf)
2.7 (item number 36) Italy, 1525 February 27 (leaf)
2.8 (item number 37) Italy, 1560 December 24 (leaf)
1.9 (item number 38) Italy, 1563 October 16 (leaf)
3.1 (item number 39) Italy, 1570 May 11 (leaf)
3.2 (item number 40) Italy, 1552 June 9 (leaf)
3.3 (item number 41) Italy, 1577 January 25 (leaf)
3.4 (item number 43) Italy, 1453 June 26 (leaf)
3.5 (item number 44) Italy, 1576 September 9 (leaf)
1.12 (item number 51) Italy, 1525 November 2 (leaf)
1.13 (item number 52) Italy, 1532 August 22 (leaf)
1.14 (item number 53) Italy, 1544 October 13 (leaf)
1.15 (item number 54) Italy, 1550 November 3 (leaf)
1.16 (item number 55) Italy, 1550 November 29 (leaf)
1.17 (item number 56) Italy, 1552 March 8 (leaf)
1.18 (item number 57) Italy, 1555 April 1 (leaf)
1.19 (item number 58) Italy, 1557 September 10 (leaf)
4.1 (item number 59) Italy, 1560 September 23 (leaf)
4.2 (item number 60) Italy, 1563 August 31 (leaf)
4.3 (item number 61) Italy, 1567 June 30 (leaf)
4.4 (item number 62) Italy, 1580 July 4 (leaf)
4.5 (item number 63) Italy, 1580 October 3 (leaf)
4.6 (item number )64 Italy, 1585 April 27 (leaf)
4.7 (item number 65) Italy, 1586 Feburary 2 (leaf)
4.8 (item number 66) Italy, 1591 August 24 (leaf)
4.9 (item number 67) Italy, 1565 November 6 (leaf)
4.10 (item number 68) Italy, 1541 November 5 (leaf)
4.11 (item number 69) Italy, 1542 March 25 (leaf)
4.12 (item number 70) Italy, 1558 July 25 (leaf)

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