The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.5.23
Manuscript Title

Henry Scrimger, Collections

Alternative Title

H. Scrimger

James Number 1304
Century 16th
Physical Description

Very well written, largely by Patrick Young.


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. Marked A. 20. Probably acquired by Gale through Patrick Young.

Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 36.5 x 24
Folio 76 ff.
Material Paper
Language Greek
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Online Since 13/09/2021


1. Collections by Henry Scrimger - on Lucian.
Note on f. 2
H. Scrimgerus haec aliunde descripsit ex codd.
Abbatiae cuiusdam,
Florentino impresso(?),
Scipionis qui nut Arguropyli,
D. Marci,
G. Vespucii.
The collections consist largely of scholia.

2. Astrampsychi versus de Insomniis.
Βασιλεὶ προσλαλω̑ν τις ἄπρακτος μένει.

3. Variae Lectiones in Lucianum.
In Young's hand. 1 ff.

4. Decretum marmoreum de Seleuco Rege.
Copy of an inscription. 4 pp. by Gale(?).

5. Argumenta Orationum Isocratis Graece.

6. Observationes in Aristotelis περί φυτων, et alia.

7. Notae in Euripidem.

8. Excerpta ex Dionysio Atticista, Graece.

Marginal note: magnus auunculus me(us)
...Scrimgerus Scottus.

9. Lexicon Herodoteum.
In Scrimger's hand.
2 ff.

10. Notae in Lucianum et Platonem.

11. Inscriptions.

1. In hortis D. Jacobi prope Westmon.

It begins: 'Hρώδης μνημεὶον καί |
τουτο εὶ̑ναι τής αὑ̑του̑ | συμφορἱ̑ς κ.τ.λ.

2. Epitaph of Peter Young. 1628.

3, 4. In Lipsii Inscriptt. fol. 14.

Henry Scrimger (1506-1571), Professor of Civil Law at Geneva, was uncle of Peter Young (Junius) who was father of Patrick Young, the King's Librarian (d. 1652). On Scrimger's Collations of MSS. of Strabo see R. Förster (Rhein. Mus. N. F. li. 486 sqq.): on his life generally Dict. Nat. Biog. s.v.


Diller, A., 'Photius’ ‘Bibliotheca’ in Byzantine Literature', Dumbarton Oaks Papers 16 (1962), pp. 389-396, esp. p. 395

Isépy, P., 'Towards a new text of Helladius: neglected manuscript evidence on Photius’ Bibliotheke', Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, 163 (2020), pp. 189–230


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