Cambridge, Corpus Christi College
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Corpus Christi College
Cambridge CB2 1RH
UK - England
- without prefix, numbers from 69 till 54123
- MS [= manuscript], number 541
c. 73 MSS (c. 42 papyrus, 31 parchment ) are temporarily stored in melanex folders (they are now in the process of being conserved and housed in appropriate mounts). R. Vaughan, J. Fines, "A handlist of manuscripts in the library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, not described by M.R. James", Tr. Camb. bibliog. soc. 8,2 (1960), 114 (entry MS. 541) records 68 papyrus fragments and 54 parchment fragments.
90 % of the MSS are still unpublished.
H. Munier, ‘Mélanges de littérature copte’, ASAE 19 (1920), 225-41, I. collection du Rév. E.C. Hoskyns.
A.S. Hunt, 'A Zenon papyrus at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge', JEA 12 (1926), 113-15.
Fragments belonging to the Greek contract verbs conjugation manual, P.Aphrod.Lit. III 1, are to be published by Jean-Luc Fournet. The fragments of a Coptic legal document drawn up by Dioscorus on the other side are to be published by Sarah Clackson, as are some of the Coptic biblical fragments. (The collection includes notes on MSS made by A. S. Hunt, H. Munier, W. E. Crum and P. E. Kahle Jr.)
1. MS fragments written by Dioscorus of Aphrodito (part of a MS, fragments of which are also now in Cairo and Alexandria): the Greek side is part of a contract verbs conjugation manual, P.Aphrod.Lit. III 1; the Coptic side is part of a legal text.
2. Zenon papyrus published by Hunt.
1923: the Library acquired a collection of MSS (known collectively as MS. 541) from the Revd Canon Sir Edwyn Clement Hoskyns, Librarian and Fellow of Corpus Christi College, who purchased them in Egypt in 1916 (1915 according to Hunt JEA 12 : 113; 1916 according to Munier 1920 : 225 n. 1).
Papyrus collection: Greek: c. 40; Coptic: 32; Arabic: 1? Date: from at least 1st c. CE to 8th c. Place of origin: some MSS are labelled as ‘Fayum’, ‘Oxyrhynchus’, ‘Achmim’. The Dioskoros fragments clearly originate from Aphrodito. Other possible provenances: Dronkah; White Monastery? Literary: 29 Coptic? Greek 1. Non-literary: Greek 39; Coptic 3; Arabic 1? Some of the Coptic literary texts have been edited but none of the documentary. One of the Greek documents has been edited.