Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 076: Ralph de Diceto, Abbreuiationes chronicorum (extract on the Annals of the archbishops of Canterbury). John Cassian, De institutis coenobiorum
Radulphus de Diceto. Ioh. Cassianus
ff. 29 + 62
423 Height (mm) and 291 Width (mm)
[ca. 1200 - 1225]; [ca. 1300 - 1399]
Volume I: From Christ Church, Canterbury. On 1r is at top, Annuales, and below, Annales stephani archiepiscopi. Stephen Langton is meant. The book occurs as no. 1438 in the principal catalogue (Ancient Libraries , p. 122) among Libri Stephani Archiepiscopi. Volume II: not Italian, but written, I believe, in the Low Countries. I find no name or mark of owner.
Abbreuiationes chronicorum (extract on the Annals of the archbishops of Canterbury)
De institutis coenobiorum
CCCC MS 76 contains an incomplete copy of De institutis coenobiorum of John Cassian (c. 360-435) and extracts from the Abbreuiationes chronicorum of Ralph de Diceto (d. c. 1199/1200) under the title Annales de Dorobernensibus Archiepiscopis. The Annales were copied in a late twelfth-century hand which, it has been argued, may be that of Diceto himself. An inscription hints that this manuscript may have been intended for presentation to Hubert Walter, archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1205). If so, this may explain how it came to be in the possession of a later archbishop, Stephen Langton (c. 1165-1228) from whom it passed to the priory of the Holy Trinity, Christ Church, Canterbury where it is recorded in the early fourteenth-century library catalogue of Henry of Eastry.