Monday, 28 February 2011

Fame at last!

Recently, we have been preparing for an important visit to the archive. As the collections belong to the Archbishop of Westminster, we decided to invite him to visit for a look at his own treasures.

In this picture, Archbishop Vincent is looking at H38, Memoriale presbyterorum parochialium, a handbook for parish priests assembled by an early 15th century Carthusian of theological texts and extracts. Here, we are trying to make out a recipe for ink. This volume contains the oldest item in the archive as 14th century fragments were used as part of the binding.

More images from the visit can been seen at the diocese's flickr photostream