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Guide to the Wandel Collection of Manuscript Fragments, 1000-1599

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Descriptive Summary


Wandel Collection of Manuscript Fragments (Ms 686)



Manuscript Number:

Codex Ms 686


1.5 linear feet


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Fragments of Latin Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. Codex Ms 686.

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The collection is open for research.

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Scope Note

At the time of its acquisition by the University of Chicago Library in 1926, the Wandel Collection consisted of sixty-eight fragments, mostly Latin, bound individually in cardboard by Sigurd and Gudrn Wandel, who collected them and for whom the collection is named. The original sixty-eight fragments were examined and identified in 1959 by Bernard Bischoff. Since that time the collection has continued to grow, supplemented by binding and flyleaf fragments from the Library's Rare Book collections, as well as by further acquisitions and transfer of other fragments previously separately cataloged in the Codex Manuscript Collection.

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