Recently Digitized Manuscripts from the BAV

Welcome! This project is a continuation of the work started by Jean-Baptiste Piggin tracking new manuscripts added to the digitized manuscripts of the Vatican Libraries. Each week we add a new page with the manuscripts from the previous week, with title, author, date and incipt where possible. Announcements of the weekly update will be posted to Twitter, anyone with additions, corrections or information about any manuscripts is invited to contact me there and I'll add it here.

Please note that this page only lists the most recent seven entries. For older entries, please look in the yearly archive files:

This weeks COVID-closing post continues the discussion of the meanings of the Vatican Library collection names. Collections starting with A and B are covered in Week 12 and collections C through N are in Week 13. This week we are covering O, P and R (sadly no collections start with Q). Ott - Ottobonianus. This collection started out as the private li...

The Vatican continues its Corona Virus closure, so I'll continue a brief introduction to the numerous collections of manuscripts, this week we are covering those starting C through N. For Fonds starting with A and B, please see Week 12. Capp.Giulia - Cappella Giulia. The library of the Cappella Giulia, officially called Reverend Musical Chapel Julia of...
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The Vatican is shut this week due to COVID-19, so there are no new digitizations. Instead, I will be going through the origins of some of the more cryptic Fond names, in alphabetical order: Arch.Cap.S.Pietro - Archivio del Capitolo di San Pietro The archives of the chapter of St. Peters, which trace their origins to a privilege granted in 1053 by Pope ...
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Thirty-eight manuscripts have been added to the Vatican digital archives this week, probably the last for some time due to the COVID-19 quarantine. Of these, one of the more unusual is Borg.cin.520, a letter in Japanese to the Christians of Japan by the superior of the Fransiscans in the country. There is a late 19th C translation into French appended ...
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There were 45 manuscripts added to the online Vatican archives this week. Good news for lovers of European dialects and 19th century neo-Gothic caligraphy, four more from the Sire collection have been added, covering Romanche Sire.H.1, Castillian Sire.O.1, Sardinian Sire.O.4, and Brazilian Portuguese Sire.R.2. A brief histore of the Fonds Sire Marie-...
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There were 51 new manuscripts digitized this week from the Vatican. They include two volumes of the letters of Pope Innocent III, copied in the 17th C, Vat.lat.7214 and Vat.lat.7217. There is also Vat.lat.7172, a c. 1000 hymnal which, according to Bonifacio Baroffio has notated music, but I could not find it. To the right is the elaborate title page of...
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There were 38 manuscripts added added to the online repository of the Vatican Libraries this week. A rare Fond made an appearence this week with the addition of Sire.Q.1, a copy, in Portuguese, of the proclemation of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary from the 1860s. Ott.lat.3132 is another early 14th C Digests of Justinian with commenta...
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