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A ninth-century fragment of De orthographia by Bede

This semester, we're kicking off a new series.  Every Monday, we'll share a page or two from the department's manuscript holdings – just enough to give you a glimpse into the collections.

First up: the oldest manuscript in the collections, a fragment of De orthographia by Bede from the 9th century (Fragmenta Manuscripta #002). Fragmenta Manuscripta is a collection of leaves, clippings, and binder's waste assembled by bookseller John Bagford in the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century.  It's fully digitized – find out more about it at Digital Scriptorium.

De orthographia by Bede, 9th century

Stay tuned next Monday for another manuscript from the collections.

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Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. She teaches information sessions in Special Collections, does reference work, and maintains the department's digital presences. Contact Kelli