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Fragmenta Manuscripta Collection.


Fragmenta Manuscripta Collection.


​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.

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An online guide to the collection including an introduction to the represented manuscript genres is available.

Related collection: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts


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Materials do not circulate but are available to users in the Special Collections Reading Room during service hours or by appointment.


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