Chethams Library (Manchester)
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At the start of the project the CHICC team visited Chetham's to inspect their collection of Middle English manuscripts. 12 were eventually chosen, and it was decided to split them between digitisation on site, or at the Rylands, depending on size.
The first manuscripts were digitised at Chetham's using the portable conservation cradle. The remainder were transported to the Deansgate studio by Chetham's.
All 12 manuscripts are available in LUNA,
- Chetham's MS Mun.A.2.160 Wycliffe New Testament, early 15th century
- Chetham's MS Mun.A.4.104 John Lydgate, Life of our Lady, late 15th century
- Chetham's MS Mun.A.4.107 John Mandeville, Mandeville's Travels, early 15th century
- Chetham's MS Mun.A.6.31 Ipomadon, etc, late of 15th century
- Chetham's MS Mun.A.6.90 Ranulf Higden, Polychronicon, late14th/beginning of 15th century