Guide To Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library


1. For a brief bibliographic list of most Huntington incunabula, with no mention of manuscript material, see H. R. Mead, Incunabula in the Huntington Library (San Marino 1937). 2. F. Madan, “The Localization of Manuscripts,” in Essays in History Presented to Reginald Lane Poole, edited by H. W. C. Davis (Oxford 1927) 21-29. 3. At least one manuscript, pt. I lot 2138, a French book of hours, was returned to the Robert Hoe estate, for undisclosed reasons; see HM 49686, letter from Emory S. Turner, President of the Anderson Galleries, to G. D. Smith. 4. Huntington Institutional Archives, General Correspondence, Smith: 29 January 1918 from Huntington. 5. Smith: 19 April 1916 from Huntington. 6. Smith: 25 July 1916 from Huntington. 7. Smith: 25 September 1918 from Huntington. Huntington’s letter continues: “I am very glad to see that you are going to sell your valuable string of horses, and I think that by so doing you will be able to keep in the book business. If you should have succeeded in the horse business, you would have been a wonder, for I think that there is hardly one in a hundred keeping at it who do not go ‘dead broke’ before they turn up their toes. I have lived in Kentucky too long not to have seen the fatal results. Yours truly.…” 8. Smith: 19 November 1918 to Huntington. 9. Smith: 18 December 1920 to Huntington. 10. Smith: 19 October 1920 from Huntington staff. The copy retained in the files is unsigned, but was apparently written by George Hapgood, Mr. Huntington’s secretary. 11. Rosenbach: 9 March 1925 from Huntington. 12. Rosenbach: 24 February 1921 from Huntington. 13. Rosenbach: 24 December 1921 from Huntington. 14. Rosenbach: 3 May 1921 from Huntington. 15. Rosenbach: 9 January 1922 to Huntington; other letters and telegrams pertaining to the Towneley cycle are dated 17 January, 18 January, 30 January, an undated telegram sent immediately after the sale, 13 March, 15 March. 16. Rosenbach: 19 July 1922 from Cole. 17. Rosenbach: 28 July 1925 from Bliss. 18. Rosenbach: 16 September 1925 from Bliss. 19. Rosenbach: 8 October 1925 to Bliss. 20. Rosenbach: 7 February 1923 from Bliss. 21. Rosenbach: 10 November 1922 from Bliss. 22. Rosenbach: 10 November 1922 from Bliss. 23. Rosenbach: 25 January 1923 from Bliss. 24. Rosenbach: 2 January and 17 January 1924 from Huntington staff. 25. Rosenbach: 18 February 1924 from Bliss. 26. Rosenbach: 7 April 1925 to Huntington. 27. Rosenbach: for example, 9 February 1923 to Huntington, 17 February 1923 to Huntington, 23 February 1923 from Huntington, 5 February 1924 to Huntington, 7 July 1925 to Huntington, 6 May 1926 to Huntington, 27 May 1926 to Huntington. 28. Rosenbach: 19 November 1923 from Huntington. 29. Rosenbach: 1 June 1923 from Bliss, 18 February 1924 from Bliss, 23 February 1924 to Bliss. 30. Rosenbach: 14 May 1926 from Bliss, 27 May 1926 to Huntington. 31. Rosenbach: 17 February 1927 from Huntington. 32. Rosenbach: 1 April 1935 from Bliss. Regarding Mr. Huntington’s collecting, see R. O. Schad, “Henry Edwards Huntington: The Founder and the Library,” HLB 1 (1931) 3-32, also printed separately several times in a revised edition; R. O. Dougan, “The Huntington Library,” Bibliophilie 3 (January 1967) 3-11; J. Thorpe, “The Founder and His Library,” HLQ 32 (1969) 291-308, also printed separately in The Founding of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery (San Marino [1969 and successive reprintings]); J. O. Pomfret, The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery (San Marino 1969) 3-18. 33. Pomfret, Huntington Library, p. 53. 34. Personal communication from H. C. Schulz, December 1982. 35. Personal communication from H. C. Schulz, August 1985. 1 We thank Dr. Thomas M. Izbicki for his help on this manuscript. 1 We thank Mme Nicole Reynaud for this identification and for the following reference to Keble College MS 43. 2 We are grateful to Dr. J. Plummer for this identification. 1 We are grateful to Dr. Thomas M. Izbicki for this information. 1 We thank Mme Nicole Reynaud for this attribution. 1 We thank Dr. William A. Ringler for these references. 1 We thank Dr. A. I. Doyle for this identification. 1 We are indebted to Miss Pamela Robinson for knowledge of the Oxford and London manuscripts. 1 We thank Mr. Kenneth Lohf for the transcription of PM Add. 4. 1 We are grateful to Mr. M. L. Samuels for this information. 1 We are indebted to Prof. Ralph Hanna and Miss Kate Harris for this information. 1 We thank Kathleen L. Scott for this information. 1 We are grateful to Dr. Nigel Palmer for the identification of texts in this manuscript. 1 We are grateful to Prof. Dennis Dutschke for this information. 1 We thank Prof. James Marrow for this information. 2 We are indebted to M. Jacques Guignard for this information. 1 We thank Dr. A. C. de la Mare for this identification. 1 We thank Prof. Lilian Armstrong for this attribution. 1 We are grateful to Dr. Schmolz of the Stadtarchiv Heilbronn for this information. 1 We are grateful to Dr. Nigel Wilson for his assistance in preparing this description. 1 We are indebted to Prof. James Marrow for the identification of this text. 1 We are indebted to Mme Nicole Reynaud for this information. 1 For much of this information, we are indebted to J. Escribano of the Centro de Estudios Turiasonenses. 1 We are indebted to Prof. Robert Amiet for his help in localizing and dating this manuscript. 1 We are grateful to Dr. A. C. de la Mare for the following information. 1 We are grateful to Dr. Nigel Wilson for his assistance in preparing this description.
Abbreviations
HLB
Huntington Library Bulletin (nn. 1-11, May 1931-April 1937; superseded by Huntington Library Quarterly)
HLQ
Huntington Library Quarterly

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
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