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Medieval Medical Recipes

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This manuscript, like many others included in the Curious Cures in Cambridge Libraries project was once owned or used by Roger Marchall (c. 1417-1477), a doctor and physician to Edward IV. In common with numerous other manuscripts, Marchall added a table of contents to the beginning of the manuscript (p. <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(9);return false;'>[iii]</a>) and added a title to one treatise in the volume '<i>Tegni Galieni cum comento Haly</i> on p. <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(261);return false;'>251</a>). Marchall's ownership or use of manuscripts is very well-attested, with forty-four surviving books (including this one) bearing evidence to connect him to them in some way; six others may have been his or accessed by him, and a further twelve are recorded but not traced.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'> As described by Linda Voigts, the present manuscript is one of eighteen (possibly nineteen) manuscripts at Gonville and Caius College that may be linked to Marchall, and which were probably donated by him to Gonville Hall (as Gonville and Caius then was) before his death in 1477; King's College and Peterhouse, where the study of medicine was also supported, received gifts of books from him too. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Thirteen manuscripts owned or used by Marchall (plus another that contains an inscription in a hand very similar to Marchall's) are being digitised, catalogued and conserved as part of the <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/medievalmedicalrecipes'><i>Curious Cures in Cambridge Libraries</i></a> project: <div>- <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-GONVILLE-AND-CAIUS-00059-00153/1'>Gonville and Caius College, MS 59/153</a> (Voigts 1995, no. 2) <br />- <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-GONVILLE-AND-CAIUS-00098-00050/1'>Gonville and Caius College, MS 98/50</a> (Voigts 1995, no. 4) <br />- <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-GONVILLE-AND-CAIUS-00105-00057/1'>Gonville and Caius College, MS 105/57</a> (Voigts 1995, no. 5)<br />- Gonville and Caius College, MS 159/209 (Voigts 1995, no. 9)<br />- <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-GONVILLE-AND-CAIUS-00178-00211/1'>Gonville and Caius College, MS 178/211</a> (Voigts 1995, no. 10)<br />- Gonville and Caius College, MS 181/214 (Voigts 1995, no. 11)<br />- <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-GONVILLE-AND-CAIUS-00345-00620/1'>Gonville and Caius College, MS 345/260</a> (Voigts 1995, no. 12)<br />- <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-GONVILLE-AND-CAIUS-00373-00593/1'>Gonville and Caius College, MS 373/593</a> (Voigts 1995, no. 13)<br />- <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-GONVILLE-AND-CAIUS-00379-00599/1'>Gonville and Caius College, MS 379/599</a> (Voigts 1995, no. 14)<br />- <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-GONVILLE-AND-CAIUS-00401-00623/1'>Gonville and Caius College, MS 401/623</a> (Voigts 1995, no. 16)<br />- Peterhouse, MS 95 (Voigts 1995, no. 24)<br />- Peterhouse, MS 222 (Voigts 1995, no. 28)<br />- <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://mss-cat.trin.cam.ac.uk/Manuscript/O.8.31'>Trinity College, MS O.8.31</a> (Voigts 1995, no. 29)<br />- <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09213/1'>Cambridge, University Library, MS Add. 9213</a> (possibly linked to Marchall) (Voigts 1995, no. 48)<br /></div><br /><b>References<br /></b><div style='list-style-type: disc;'><div style='display: list-item; margin-left: 20px;'>See L. Voigts, 'A doctor and his books: the manuscripts of Roger Marchall (d. 1477)', in R. Beadle and A. J. Piper (eds.), <i>New science out of old books: studies in manuscripts and early printed books in honour of A.I. Doyle</i> (Aldershot, 1995) pp. 249-314</div></div><br /></p>


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