COLDINGHAM, Berwickshire, Benedictine priory of St Mary the Virgin, St Cuthbert, and St Ebba; cell of Durham
Extracts from three inventories of the sacrist, of 1362, 1371, and 1447, in Durham Cathedral Muniments, Coldingham Sacrist Status 1362, 1370–71, and 1447 (formerly Misc. Ch. 1390, 1418, and 1437), printed by J. Higgitt, Scottish Libraries, CBMLC 12 (2006), S7, S8, S9.
DURHAM, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Cuthbert
Editions of all the following lists are forthcoming for the Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues. Until then, references here to 'Cat.' are to Catalogi Veteres Librorum Ecclesiae Cath. Durham, ed. J. Raine, with preface by B. B[otfield], Surtees Soc. (1838).
For five books given to the earlier settlement of Chester-le-Street by King Athelstan, see Lapidge, 'Booklists'. List of books given by Bishop William of St Carilef (d. 1096) printed in Cat. pp. 117–18. Catalogue (s. xii ex) printed from Durham Cathedral, MS B. IV. 24, fols. 1–2, in Cat. pp. 1–9. Incomplete catalogue (s. xii) printed from Durham Muniments, Misc. Ch. 7143, by R. A. B. Mynors, Durham Cathedral Manuscripts to the End of the Twelfth Century (Durham 1939), p. 10. Books given by Bishop Hugh de Puiset (d. 1195) printed in Cat. pp. 118–19. Incomplete catalogue (s. xiv ex) printed from Durham Muniments, Misc. Ch. 7144, by Mynors, Durham MSS, p. 11; another (s. xiv ex) in Misc. Ch. 2475 described by Mynors, p. 11 (letters and second folios given). Catalogue of books in the Spendement (s. xiv ex, with additions of 1416) printed from MS B. IV. 46 in Cat. pp. 85–116 (letters and second folios given); another copy (dated 1391) printed ibid. pp. 10–39. Catalogues of books in the cloister, for the refectory, and for novices (1395) printed in Cat. pp. 46–84 (letters and second folios given). Catalogue of books (mainly registers) in the Chancery (1421) printed from Registrum II, fol. 156v, in Cat. pp. 123–4 (letters and second folios given). New acquisitions of the common library (s. xv) printed in Cat. pp. 41–5 (letters and second folios given). List of around twenty books bought at Oxford (for Durham?), s. xiv, by Thomas de Wyniston (this name in the Durham Liber Vitae, fol. 59v), printed by M. R. James, Catalogue of Manuscripts of Jesus College, Cambridge (1895), pp. 91–2, from Jesus College, MS 57. Books noted by Leland (Collectanea,4. 41). See also lists of books sent to Oxford, under OXFORD, Durham College.
The Registrum Anglie reported 51 titles from the library (see R. H. Rouse & M. A. Rouse, CBMLC 2 (1991), 312–13).
The fifteenth-century library pressmark and the earlier letter-mark, which corresponds nearly always to the letter in the catalogues of s. xiv, xv, are written commonly at the head of the first leaf of text in the right-hand corner. The ex libris inscriptions are also written at the head of the first leaf of text and usually in the form 'Liber sancti Cuthberti (de Dunelmo)' (s. xii/xiii and later) or 'De communi libraria monachorum Dunelm'' (s. xiv in.). Marks consisting of a letter and, below it, an arabic number, were written on the flyleaf (usually) of some manuscripts, c. 1500.
Cells at COLDINGHAM, FARNE ISLAND, FINCHALE, JARROW, LINDISFARNE, OXFORD, Durham College, STAMFORD.