Check out the Washington Post’s article: British Library buys $14.3 million Cuthbert Gospel, an Anglo-Saxon book
The 7th century book is described as the oldest fully intact European book.
Did you know that SCUA has medieval manuscripts available for research and teaching?
Check out the Burgess Manuscript Collection page here to see some summary information. Click on “collection contents” to see information on each volume (some have images included).
To read more about our instruction program and arrange a class session: Curriculum Support
We strive to provide walk-in access to all materials, but due to staffing may not always be able to accommodate walk-in requests.
Here’s our policy (available on homepage too) about access to sensitive materials:
To maintain the safety and integrity of early manuscripts and sensitive, fragile, or large-format materials, we have a set of general guidelines that need to be strictly adhered to. These material include, but are not limited to, early manuscripts, glass-plate negatives, architectural drawings.
1) Access to these materials can be guaranteed only by confirmed appointment. Walk-in requests will be accommodated if there is sufficient staffing.
2) These materials are generally not available on Saturdays unless you have a confirmed appointment.
3) Before using these materials, a reference interview is highly recommended