Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00045 - Collection of 190 Pieces of Vellum Illustrating the History and Development of Handwriting

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00045

Title

Collection of 190 Pieces of Vellum Illustrating the History and Development of Handwriting

Date(s)

  • ca. 380-1514 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

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2 boxes & 1 ovs. portfolio

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired from Charles F. Worel, 6 June 1952.

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Scope and content

Collection of 190 pieces of vellum in Greek and Latin illustrating the history and development of handwriting from the 4th century until the end of the Middle Ages. Items 1-21 (which are Coptic in origin) illustrate the development of uncial writing from the beginning up to its decline in Egypt in the 9th century. All leaves, with the exception of items 106 and 170 are mounted; items 62-90 and 113-169 are bound volumes.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Latin

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CA OTUTF MS COLL00045

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