Medieval and early modern manuscripts

University of Victoria Libraries houses a significant number of medieval and early modern manuscripts. These include medieval and Renaissance documents from England, France, Spain and Italy, including deeds, charters, illuminated manuscript leaves, letters, letter patents, papal bulls, fragments from religious manuscripts, manuscripts on medicine and magic, a catalogue of English armorial shields, statutes of the Garter, and a manuscript of a Spanish Carmelite prioress. The collection also includes John Lydgate's Fall of Princes and extracts from the Bartholomaeus Anglicus encyclopaedia De Proprietatibus Rerum (On the Properties of Things).

Facsimile images for some of the manuscripts are available through UVic Libraries Digital Collections.

An inventory of the collection is available here.