Manuscript Road Trip: The Way to Wyoming

Manuscript Road Trip

After several weeks of internet sleuthing and after corresponding with a half dozen very helpful curators and faculty members, I can happily report that there are in fact medieval manuscript leaves to be found in two states previously unrepresented in the Directory of Institutions in the United States and Canada with Pre-1600 Manuscript Holdings. The collections in Montana and Idaho described below will be included in the next update of the Directory, to be uploaded in early 2014. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover today, so let’s get started!

Blog mapFirst, the bad news. In 1935, the only  medieval manuscripts in North Dakota as recorded by de Ricci  were “a few leaves” belonging to one Albert Yoder of Grand Forks, ND. Unfortunately these are untraced, and none of the other major collections in the state report any manuscript holdings. So if there are any manuscripts in North Dakota, I haven’t…

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