StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS LAT/4
TitleDialectical and other Treatises and Calendars
Date14th century-15th century
DescriptionManuscript volume with contents dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, comprising a collection of 20 miscellaneous treatises, including 'Dyalethyca', with a commentary and exercise on the Summulae logicorum of Petrus Hispanus and other lectures and exercises in logic of Petrus Zech, alias De Pulka, of the University of Vienna, written by Johannes Sintram at Ulm and dated 1405; other treatises on liturgical and astrological subjects, including works by Johannes De Sacro Bosco; calendars; questions on canon law; verses. The pastedowns are from a 14th-century service book.
Extent1 volume containing 262 leaves
AdminHistoryAccording to Dorothy Coveney (see Coveney, Dorothy K. “Johannes Sintram De Herbipoli”, publication note below), ff. 1-129 were written by a single scribe, Johannes Sintram of Würzburg [Herbipoli], and a note by him on f.129v indicates that he finished the work in 1405 whilst a student at Ulm. In 1444 Sintram gifted 61 manuscript books to the Franziskaner-Minoriten kloster at Würzburg, which had a chained library. The note by Sintram in this manuscript and the fact that it retains some links of a chain suggest that this manuscript was probably one of those books.
CustodialHistoryThe manuscript probably belonged to the chained library at Würzburg and later formed part of the library of John Thomas Graves (1806-1870), mathematician and Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London, whose collection included manuscripts dating from the 15th to the 19th century, relating mainly to mathematics. Formerly Graves 3501, and bearing the Graves ex libris.
AcquisitionGraves' library was bequeathed to University College London in 1870.
AccessConditionsThis item requires conservation treatment and is not available for consultation.
FindingAidsDorothy K Coveney, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London' (London, 1935) and N R Ker, 'Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries' (London and Oxford, 1969), which summarise the contents of the manuscript; handlist at University College London Special Collections.
PublnNoteFor further discussion of Sintram see: Coveney, Dorothy K. “Johannes Sintram De Herbipoli.” Speculum, vol. 16, no. 3, 1941, pp. 336–339. JSTOR, See also Theodore C Petersen, 'Johannes Sintram de Herbipoli in two of his manuscripts', Speculum, xx (1945), pp 73-83 and one plate.
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