Date range: 16th-19th centuries
Number of items: 29 items
This small collection of Spanish Manuscripts comprises historical, genealogical and philological works. They include:
- an important 16th-century collection of texts of well-known Spanish chronicles (Spanish MS 1);
- a collection of the historical writings of Esteban de Garibay y Zamalloa, royal historiographer to Philip II (Spanish MSS 9-25);
- a richly-decorated early 17th-century record of a lawsuit to prove gentlemanly rank (Spanish MS 27).
The Latin Manuscripts include a number of significant items from Spain, including Visigothic manuscripts.
Published catalogue: M. Tyson, ‘The Spanish Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library’, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, vol. 16 (1932), pp. 188-99. PDF version available online via Manchester Digital Collections.