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HE it K E L E Y

LIBRARY

UNIVERSITY OF
CALIFORNIA






L



CATALOGUE



MAN U S C R I PTS



Eibrarp of ^cinitp ^ToUcge, 2DubIin

TO WHICH IS ADDED

A LIST OF THE FAGEL COLLECTION OF MAPS IN
THE SAME LIBRARY

COMPILED BY

T. K. ABBOTT, B.D., D.Litt.

(librarian)




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PREFACE



The collection of MSS. here catalogued had its beginning
(so far as can be ascertained) in the gift (or bequest) by
Sir Geo. Carew, President of Munster (died 1629), of some
MSS. in the Irish language (Nos. 1432 to 1436). One book
indeed (No. 609) was presented by Ussher himself, but at
what date is not known. In 1652, Miles Sumner was a
benefactor to the Library, and, a little later, Bishop Henry
Jones, Vice-Chancellor, presented the Book of Durrow, one
of our most valued possessions. From this small beginning
the collection was raised to a position of the first importance
by the acquisition, in 1661, of Archbishop Ussher's Library,
which had been purchased for Trinity College, a few years
before, by the officers and soldiers of Cromwell's army in
Ireland (see The Book of Trinity College, p. 149). The MSS.
belonging to this Library occupy almost the entire of
Presses A, B, C, and D.

Not long after this, in 1674, Sir Jerome Alexander,
Justice of the Common Pleas, bequeathed to the College
a valuable collection of books, including many MSS., chiefly
relating to law and politics. These MSS. are contained in
Press G, shelves 3 and 4. In 1682 Dr. Huntingdon, of
Merton College, Oxford, afterwards Provost of Trinity
College, presented to the Library several Oriental MSS.
(Nos. 1 5 10, 1 5 18-1528). A most important addition to the
Library was made, in 1741, by Bishop Stearne's bequest
of the MSS. formerly belonging to Dr. John Madden, and
now contained in Press F. These include the Depositions



iu231G13



PREFACE.



relating to the rebellion of 1641, which had belonged to
Matthew Barry, Clerk of the Council. W. Barry, M.A., and
John Lyon, M.A., were also liberal benefactors before 1742.

The next important accession consisted of a collection
of Irish MSS. which had belonged to the celebrated Dr.
Edward Lhwyd. These were presented, in 1786, by Sir
John Sebright (Nos. 1298, 1302-1317, 1319-1322). In the
same year some beautiful Oriental MSS. were presented by
W. Digges Latouche.

The Library of M. Greffier Fagel, Pensionary of Holland,
purchased for the College, in 1802, by the Board of Erasmus
Smith, included many valuable MSS. chiefly relating to the
affairs of France and Holland (see Nos. 893-909, 984, 987,
988, also 81). A fine collection of Egyptian Papyri was
presented by Lord Kingsborough in 1838.

In 1854 Dr. C. W. Wall, Vice-Provost, purchased and
presented to the Library a very remarkable set of volumes,
being original records of the Inquisition in Italy (Nos. 1223
to 1277. See note on p. 241). In the same year the Book
of Armagh, anciently called the ' Canon of Patrick' (No. 52),
was purchased by Archbishop J. G. Beresford, and pre-
sented to the College. But the part taken by the Rev. W.
Reeves (afterwards Bishop of Down) in securing this MS.
must not be forgotten. As soon as he learned (in 1853)
that it was for sale, and in danger of being lost to the
country, he forthwith paid the price demanded (^^300).
Some few months later the Archbishop, on being made
acquainted with the circumstances, repaid Mr. Reeves the sum
he had expended, and presented the book to the College.
There are few ancient MSS. the history of which is so well
known. Written in 807, it was not very long after provided
with an endowment to secure its safe custody (it being used
in administering oaths, which, so taken, had a peculiar virtue),
and it remained in the hereditary charge of one family
(hence named Moyer, or Mac Moyer) for about eight



PREFACE.



centuries. At the end of that period (in or about 1680)
it was pawned, for five pounds, by the keeper, who had
become the owner. Subsequently (before 1707) it was
bought by Mr. Brownlow, from whose lineal representative
it was purchased by Mr. Reeves (see Book of Trinity College,
pp. 163, 164; and for further detail Proceedings of Royal
Irish Academy, Ser. iii., vol. 2).*

In 1857, Charles Count de Meuron presented several
volumes relating to the history of Geneva and of the
Reformation in Switzerland (Nos. 1145-1163).

The bequest of Rev. Aiken Irvine (1881) included several
MSS. In 1890 the Rev. Robert P. Graves presented a
collection of MSS. which had belonged to Sir W. R.
Hamilton, including his correspondence with Sir John
Herschel, Professor De Morgan, and others.

In addition to the above, the following donors are men-
tioned in the Catalogue of 1742 : — Murtagh Dowling, Sir
William Gore, LL.D., Thomas Halley, M.A., Thomas Hey,
Corn. Hignett, M.A., Alexander Jephson, M.A., Archbishop
Parker (of Dublin), Sir Henry Prescott, Gordian Strowbridge,
and Charles Willoughby, M.D. Other later donors were : —
The East India Company, Sir R. Peel on behalf of the Irish
Government, the Duke of Leinster, Col. Beaufoy, George
Roe Boyce, M.A., Rev. W. G. Carroll, M.A., Major Clenaghan,
Rev. C. H. Davis, M.A. Oxf, Captain Egan, Rev. C. R.
Elrington, D.D., W. Eustace, B.A., Lieut. Ellis, G. A.
Grierson, B.A., CLE., Rev. H. C. Groves, D.D., Rev. Charles
Hamilton, Rev. S. Haughton, M.D., W. S. Haughton, Rob.
Jager, Ven. S. M. Kyle, LL.D., W. H. Le Fanu, Harold
Littledale, M.A., Provost H. Lloyd, D.D., Major Long,

Rev. Thos. Lyster, D.D., W. Shaw Mason, M'Cartney,

R. S. Mansfield, George M'Kay, LL.D., Count de Meuron,
W. D. Moore, B.A., Major Nicolls, John O'Donovan, LL.D.,

* The MS. had been offered for sale by auction in 1S31, and bought in



PREFACE.



George A. Ram, J. H. Reddan, Provost Sadleir, D.D., St.
George Stock, M.A. Oxf., Whitley Stokes, LL.D., Rev. J. W.
Stubbs, D.D., Deane Swift, M.A., T. J. Westropp, M.A.

Mss. have been purchased from time to time both singly
and in collections. The principal collections to be noted
are : — a series of Icelandic MSS. (Nos. 989-1037), Sir W.
Gore Ouseley's Oriental MSS., and Bishop Reeves' MSS.
(Nos. 1059-1142 and 1188, 1695-1697).

The oldest Catalogue of the MSS. in this Library is that
numbered 7 in the present list. It was compiled in 1688,
and from it was taken that printed in the Catalogi Libb.
MSS. Angliae et Hiberniae (Oxon., 1697).

A few years after the Library had been transferred to the
present building (completed in 1732), Mr. John Lyon was
employed to draw up a Catalogue for use in the Library
itself, and this has continued up to the present to be the
list used by readers.

In or about 18 14, Dr. Henry J. Monck Mason, under the
appointment of the Irish Board of Commissioners of Public
Records, undertook the compilation of a Catalogue with a
view to publication. The terms proposed by Dr. Monck
Mason were approved, and when the Catalogue was finished
in the rough copy, the Board required him to deliver it
to them. On Dr. Mason then raising the question of remu-
neration, it was discovered that ' no Minute had been
entered of the original engagement. So (writes Dr. Mason)
as the members of the Board had been, some of them,
changed, and others required the production of the written
vote, my engagement was not holden to be sufficient to
overbalance the claims of public ceconomy, which were rather
pressing at the time.' When Dr. Mason handed over his
MS. to Trinity College (in 1833), it was intended to publish
it (after revision) at the expense of the College. The revision,
however, was never completed. Dr. Mason employed Mr.
Edward O'Reilly to catalogue the Irish MSS. At a later



PREFACE.



date, however (about 1 840-1 845), these (as far as p. 48 of
No. 1337) were very carefully catalogued by a more skilful
scholar, Dr. John O'Donovan.

In the compilation of the present Summary Catalogue,
the works of Lyon and Monck Mason, as well as those of
O'Reilly and O'Donovan, have, of course, been made use of,
but frequent reference to the MSS. themselves was necessary
in order either to verify or, as it might be, to correct the
entries. A considerable number of MSS. has, moreover, been
acquired since the latest of those Catalogues was compiled.

It is, no doubt, desirable that the more ancient volumes,
which often contain several distinct MSS., should be thoroughly
re-examined with a view to a more complete description.
But to have waited for this would have been to postpone
the publication indefinitely. The present list will at least
serve to replace, for the present, Bernard's old Catalogue,
which has hitherto been the only one accessible to students
at a distance, and which, apart from other imperfections,
only covers half the present collection. In a few instances
the older Catalogue will be found to give a more detailed
enumeration. A considerable portion of the contents of
several of Ussher's books consists of brief excerpts from
printed books, and where this is the case, it is rather mis-
leading than useful to enumerate them.

As an alphabetical index is a most valuable addition
to such a Catalogue, no pains have been spared to make the
indexes as complete as possible.

Advantage has been taken of the opportunity afforded
by the publication of this volume to add a Catalogue of the
important collection of maps contained in the Fagel Library,
although most of these are printed.



TABLE OF CONTENTS.

PAGE

Table of Numbers in Bernard's ' Catalogus ' with

corresponding numbers in this catalogue, . . xi

Table of Classing (or Shelf Numbering) of Mss. with

THE corresponding NUMBERS IN THIS CATALOGUE, xvi

Catalogue of Manuscripts, i

Irish Manuscripts, 285

Oriental Manuscripts, .... 402

Fagel Collection of Maps, Plans, etc., 438

Addenda to the Catalogue of Manuscripts, . . . 530

General Index, 535

Index to Irish Manuscripts 582

Index of First Lines of Irish Poems, . • • 593



[ - i ]



TABLE OF NUMBERS IN BERNARD'S 'CATALOGUS

IN THE

' Catalogi Libb. MSS. Anglic, et Hiberni^.'
Wi'/h correspond/fig Numbers in this Catalogue.



[Bernard's Catalogue was taken from that numbered 7 in the pre-
sent List, which was drawn up in 1688, and has many errors. Since
that time some collections hive been divided and fresh combinations
made ; hence it is often difficult, and, in some cases, has been found
impossible, to identify Bernard's items.]



No. in
B.rnard's
Cata-
logue.


No. in
tins Cata-
logue.


No. in
Bernard's
Cata-
logue.


No. in

this Cata-
logue.


No. in
Bernard's
Cata-
logue.


No. in
this Cata-
logue.


No. in
Bernard's
Cata-
logue.


No. in
this Cata-
logue.


141


275


175


121,4


206 {


661


1 ...


66


142


1445


176


291


578


243


46


143


567


177


659


207


641


244


51


144


536


178


311


208


246


245


35


145


566


179





209


533,4


246


?


146


555


180


415,2






247


44


147


255


181


_






248





148


115


182


1505


210


533,1


249


36


149


269


183


143,6


211


794


250





150


121,5


184


436


212^


386


251


P


151


236


185


369


213)


252


441


152


424


186


441


214


218


253


1432


153


371


187


456


215


123


254


1433


154


399


188


190


216


223


255


InK.i.A.


155


168


189


189


217


226


256


575


156


147


190





218 \

219 (


170


257


Inn, I. A.


157


779


191


793


258


122


158


418


192


792


220


216


259


1645


159


143,5




801


221


381


260


532


160


175,1


193


365


222


386


261


474


161




580


223 i


383


262


472


162


139




678


to


to


263


423


163


248


194


476?


229 )


386


261


287


164


166


195 \


458?


2o0


492


265


522


105





196)


231


187


266


328


166


339


197


471


232


1516


267


85


167


317


198


468


233


567


268


83


168


251


199


460


234


234, I


269


88


169


344


200


475


235


143,1


270 1


Brinted


170


270


201


636


236


67


book.


171


308


202


465


237


75


271


440


172


132


203





238




272





173




204


470


to


68


273


268


174


527,2


205


459


241 )




274


304



CATALOGUE OF MANUSCRIPTS, T.C.D.,



No. in
Bernard's
Cata-
logue.


No. in
this Cata-
logue.


No. in
Bernard's
Cata-
logue.


No. in
this Cata-
logue.


No. in
Bernard's
Cata-
logue.


No. in
this Cata-
logue.


No. in
Bernard's
Cata-
logue.


No. in

this-Cata-

logue.


275


97


326


202


377


335


427


217


276


402


327


114


378


538


428


775


277


200


328


635


379


246


429


572


278


331


329


468?


380


141,2


430


786


279


210


330


474?


381


233,4


431


863


280


416


331


221


382


141,1


432


662


281


228


332


638


383




433




282


543


333


382


384


292


434


153


283 1


591


334


293


385


120


435


281


581


335


?


386


342


436


138,3


284


2


330 {


568


387


196


437


138,2


285


360


582


388





438





286


359


337


63


389


?


439


131


287


1


338


47


390


405


440





288


2,1


339


136


391


146


441


230,1


289


4


340


49


392


298


442


428


290


6


341


139


393


406


443


_


291


3


342


71


394


379


444


156


292


288


343 1


356


395


237


445


278


293


?


344 /


396


599


446


220


294


1512


34.5





397


152


447


548


295


534


346





398 \
399)


293


448


296


296


98


317


417


449


242,8


297


518


348


778


400


491


450


382,3


298


361


349


782


401


334


451


378


299


1436


350


250


402


1527


452


494


300


1514, 3


351


203


403


1677


453


493


301


631


352


134


404


1508


454


496


302


507


353


65


405


1506


455


597


303


641


354


803


406


p


456


393


304


?


355


198


407


515


457





305


504


356


533,3


408


259


458


796


306


?


357


526


409


184


459


797


307


501,1


358


211


410


791


460


518


308


485


359


595


411


62


461


479


309


591,1


360


370


412


55


462


543


310


490


361


594


413


56


463





311


499


362


143,3


414


31


464





312


584


363


537


415


61


465


219


813


485


364





416





466


605


314


508


365


347


417


58


467


124


315


503


366


776,4


418


497


468


117


316


392


367


300


419


186


469


612


317


410


308


143,7


420


634


470


592


318


787


369


279




668


471


207


319


165


370


240


421


578


472


387


320


229


371


341




581


1 473


76


321


183


372


164


422


362


474


217


322


182


373


163


423


384


475


430


32-3


233


374


162


424


574


476


318


324


422


375


411


425





477


602


325


926


376


782


426


780


478


174



NUMBERS IN BERNARD'S ' CATALOGUS:



No. in

P.ernard's
Cata-
logue.


No. in
tliis Cata-
logue.


No. in
Bernard-s
Cata-
logue.


No. in
this Cata-
logue.


No. in
Bernard's
Cata-
logue.


No. in
this Cata-
logue.


No. in
Bernard's
Cata-
logue.


No. in
tliisCata-


479


229,4


528


119,2


578^


77


635




480


569


529


295, I


to


636


1437


481


137


530


802


586)


sqq.


637


21G


482


60


531





587


82


638


252


483


488


532


518


588


1510


639


157


484


486


533


943


589


681,1


640


1507


485


252


534


480


690


576


641


253


486


426


535


481


591


407


642


158


487


229


536


482


592


408


643


537


488


1509


537


1529


593


409?


644


529


489


514


638


1506


594


410


645


284


490





539


29


595


776,2


646


487


491


1 582,2


540


261


596


474


647


1435


= 336,2


641


1514


597





648





492, I


489


542


260


598





649


1434


492,2


160,2


513


161


699,3,4


484,5,6


660


201


493


637


544


109


599, 5


518


651





494


116


545


329


600


510


652





495


121,2


546





601





653





496


119


547


346


602


502


654


642


497


121


548


368


603


783


655


776,3


498


380


549


434


604





666


542


499


546


650


401


605


354


657


640


500


69


551


148


606


612


668


541


501


1441


552


329


607


1210?


659


553


502


403


653


277


608)
609^
610)




660


266


503


313


554


214


612


661


194


504


330


655


173




662


1514


505 {


315


556


601


611


343


663


257


316


557


533,2


612


567


664


616


506


781


658


327,1


613




665


92


507
608


373
195


650 {


125
126


614
615


135


666
667


95

27


509


570


660


127


616





668


1685


510


138,4


561


337


617





669


134


511


204


562


778


618





670


70


512


350


663


337


619


273


671


439


513


205


664


376


620


387


672


90


514


433


665


401


621





673


93


515


611


566


388


622


48


674


34


516


585


567


23


623


545, 13


675


600


517


320


568


227


624


229


676


91


518


249


569


193


625


245


"M


386


519


527


570


187


626


1531


vol. iv.


520





571


322


627


455


678 1


386


521


513


572





628


302


vol. iii.


522


797


573 {


365


629


177


679





523




518


630


583


680





524


577


574


366


631


527


681


264


525





675




632





682


340


526


319


676





633


429


683


.


527


632


577


384


634


199


684


239



CATALOGUE OF MANUSCRIPTS, T.C.D.,



No. in

Bernard's

Cata-


No. in
this Cata-


No. in

Bernard's

Cata-


No. in

this Cata-


No. in

Bernard's

Cata-


No. in
this Cata-


No. in

Bernard's

Cata-


No. in
this Cata-


logue.


logue.


logue.


logue.


logue.


logue.


logue.


logue.


685


' 545


734


274


784


517


839


1526


686


262


735


271


785


332


840


1522


687


552


736


351


786


21


841


1521


688


321


737


541


787


179


842


1520


689




738


727


788


231


843


1524


690


535


739


623


789


176


844


1525


691


799


740


232


790


45


845


1678


692


159


741


479


791


519


846


1528


693


432


742


479


(


176,2


847


1517


694


154


743


609


792


175,3


848


1494


695


196,3


744


326


175,4


849





696


345


745





793


171


1340


806


697


390


746


774


794


172


1641


807


698


128


747





795


290


1642 1


840


699


434


748


415


796


801,8


844


700


547


749


258


801,9


1643 {


672


701


498


750


53


801, lo


843


702


478


751


54


797


790


1644


. .


703


603


752


30


798 \

799 1


784


1645 j

1646 )


809


704


150


753


397


to


705


223


754


112


800


1514


840


706





755


197


801


285


1647


846


707


276


756


208


802


286


1648


857


708


192


757


1514


803 )




1649


804


709


225


758


243


to


285


1650


864


710


131


759


596


806 *




1651


617


711





760


309


807


265


1652





712


118


701


335


808


511


1653


669


713




762


389


809


510,1


1654 s?.


1213 sq.


714


191


763





/


582


1056





715


145


764


349




774


1657


673


716


327


765


301


810^


591


1658





717


130


766


375




363


1659


849


718


144


767


1504


V


545


1660


_


719


336


768


312


811


215


1661


856


720


135,2


769





812


520


1662


678


721




770


224


813


241


16G3


72


722


151


771


206


814


244


1664


851


723




772





815





1665


866


_„, 1


144


773


140


816


180


1666


652


724 {


vol. ii.


774


155


817


387


1667


656


725


144


775


400


818


606


1668


654


726


1511


776


421


819


501


1669


653


727


541


777





8-"i0


438


1670


659


728


307


778


136


821




1671


655


729


425


779


280


to


110


1672


666


730





780


29


836)




1673


664


731


533


781


1495


837


22


1674





732




7 82


188


838


26


1675





733


409


783


573











NUMBERS IN BERNARDS ' CATALOGUS:



NOTES TO PRECEDING TABLE.



No. in
Bernard's
Catalogue.

179 Noted as missing in 1688.

203 „ ,, 1702.

248

250 „ „ ,,

255 Was lent to Dr. Raymond in 1720, and was lost sight of until 1769,

when it was found in Drogheda, and purchased by Chevalier

O' Gorman, who presented it to the Royal Irish Academy

in 1785.
257 Was lodged in Paris by Sir John Fitzgerald in the time of James II.

In 1787, through the Abbe Kearney of Paris, it was sent to

the Royal Irish Academy.
270 A printed book : ' Breviarium sec. usum Sarum.' A.D. 1494.

Printed by Peter Levet.
272 Noted as missing in 1742.
345 Commonplace book ; identification uncertain,

34&

347 Has the old press-marks.

383 Missing in 1742.

416 In the Marquess of Bute's Library. Bulkeley collated it for Mill,
so it was probably lost through being lent to him for that pur-
pose.

443 One of five volumes claimed, about 180O, as belonging to the office
of the Auditor-General.

520 Noted as missing in 1742.

523 Claimed by Auditor-General. (See 443.)

525

531 Noted as missing in 1688.

533 „ „ 1742. Recovered in 1850.

572 „ „ 1702.

703 In Bernard's ' Catalogus,' 6, is 'Pet. Blesensis et Rathramni
Epistolae.' This is an error arising from the misreading of a
heading. There are no letters of Rathramnus in the volume.

849 The original MS. of Bedell's Irish Bible (O. T.) belonged to Arch-
bishop Marsh, and the earher part (to Canticles) is now in
Marsh's Library, Dublin, together with a copy of the remainder.
In this copy is a note by the Archbishop stating tliat the
original had been left in the hands of Provost Huntingdon
some time before 1688, and was sometime after that in the
College Library ' as appears by the Catalogue of the Manu-
scripts of the said Colledge printed in the hirge catalogue of
manuscript books pubhshed at Oxford, being now unhapily
lost' (see Bernard, No. 1987). It is now in the Library of
Cambridge University which acquired it with Bishop Moore's
Library in 1715.

1340 In Bernard's time, 1340 sqq. were in the possession of Dr. John
Madden. Tliey were given to the College by Bishop John
Stearnein 1741. In the ' Catalogus,' 1340 is succeeded by 1641.



CATALOGUE OF MANUSCRIPTS, T.C.D.,



TABLE OF CLASSING (OR SHELF NUIMBELaNG) OF MSS.
With the corresponding Numhers in this Catalogue.







No. in




No. in




No. ia


Press Marking.


this Cata-


Press Marking.


thisCata-


Press Marking.


this Cata-






logue.




looue.




logue.


A. 1.


1


53


A. 5. 1


40


i A. 6. 11


218




2


35


2


114


12


154




3


65


3


115


13


151




4


36


4


116








5


67


5


117








6


58


6


118


B. 1. 1


77



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