A composite manuscript consisting of three distinct parts. The main part consists of eighteen homilies in Anglo-Saxon for Sundays and Saints' days from the feast of the Annunciation to that of St. Andrew. The homilies were written by two scribes in England probably in the late 10th or early 11th century. Nine preliminary leaves contain a Sarum Kalendar for use at Lincoln (15th century) and sequences of the Gospels (16th century), both in Latin. The manuscript was used in the administration of oaths to municipal officials at Lincoln. It contains extensive marginalia, much of it concerning city government.
- Pownall, William, fl. 1724
- Ellys, Richard, Sir, ca. 1674-1742
- Ellis, John Henry, 1840-1912
- Lothian, Philip Henry Kerr, Marquis of, 1882-1940
- Bishop, Cortlandt F. (Cortlandt Field), 1870-1935
- Lahey, Marguerite Duprez, 1878-1958
- 150 leaves : parchment ; 210 × 150 mm
- Homily texts in Anglo-Saxon. Calendar and gospels in Latin. Some English additions.
- The names of mayors and other officials of the city of Lincoln, from 32 Edw. I to the end of the 15th century, are written throughout the manuscript; it was probably in the possession of the Corporation until the beginning of the 17th century; in 1724 it was given to William Pownall of Lincoln, who disposed of it to Sir Richard Ellys of Nocton, Lincolnshire; passed by inheritance to the Marquess of Lothian, Blickling Hall, Norfolk; his sale (Jan. 27, 1932, no. 2, facs.) to Courtland F. Bishop; his sale (Apr. 5, 1938, no. 285) to Rosenbach for John H. Scheide.
- Decoration: Penwork initials.
- Foliated in pencil: xi, 139. Remnants of earlier foliation.
- Written in England probably in the late 10th or early 11th century.
- Manuscripts--England--10th century
- Manuscripts--England--11th century
- Morocco bindings (Binding)--20th century
- Princeton University. Scheide Library.. M71