Fragmenta Manuscripta is a collection of over 200 manuscript leaves and fragments dating from the eighth to the seventeenth century. Originally gathered by seventeenth century book collector John Bagford, the collection offers scholars examples of book hands, decorations, and texts.
Browse the Fragmenta Manuscripta collection online. High-resolution images are available for research purposes; contact us to request them. The collection is available to all researchers. Request materials for use in the Special Collections reading room.
An online guide to the collection including an introduction to the represented manuscript genres is available.
Related collection: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts