Talk:List of manuscripts in the Cotton library

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Speedy tag[edit]

Regarding the speedy tag -- the Cotton library is probably the most famous library of manuscripts ever assembled. See Cotton library for a discussion of the library itself and its contents. The list at that page does not include many manuscripts which are worthy of articles in their own right. I should also point out that at least one other contributor on Talk:Cotton library agreed that separating the list would be worthwhile, so I think the speedy tag is inappropriate. I would contest an AfD using the same argument.

To get an idea of the importance of the library, googling "Cotton MS" (in quotes) will get you tens of thousands of hits, most of which appear to refer to these manuscripts. You can also find the Cotton MS number used in many places on Wikipedia, as it is still the call number for the manuscripts in the British Library (which now holds the collection). Mike Christie (talk) 23:36, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Augustus[edit]

Having gone through the BL catalog online the Augustus MSS are done. It seems that there were only six of them. Augustus must have been on of the cabinets with only one shelf. (If I remember correctly, the cabinet with only one shelf were mounted above doors.] Dsmdgold 16:27, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Sourcing[edit]

How should the sourcing be done for this? Is there a single catalog of the BL that we can reference for the whole thing, ultimately, or will each line have to be separately referenced? Mike Christie (talk) 21:29, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

See this and this. They are a total nightmare to use though, and the site is down half the time. Johnbod (talk) 22:29, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
Provided that the site's not down, it's probably easier to let Google do the work rather than the somewhat clumsy search engine offered by the Library. Not sure they have details for every single manuscript though. Cavila (talk) 16:44, 20 May 2010 (UTC)