The Harvard Law School’s Collection
of Medieval English Statute Books and
Registers of Writs

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Contents
The following table lists all of those HLS statute books and registers for which the Ames Foundation has provided ‘metadata’. Where the metadata is incomplete a note indicates what is currently missing. For a complete listing of the HLS statute books and registers images of which are online click here.

By Year
This table is arranged by the approximate date of composition of the main section of the manuscript. This is normally shortly after the last datable item in the main section, unless there is reason to believe that the main section has a later composition date. Clicking on the manuscript number will bring you to the Ames Foundation’s description of the manuscript, which lists the contents and links to specific images of the manuscript in the PDS; clicking on ‘PDS’ will bring you directly to the first image of the manuscript in the PDS.

 

HLS MS No. 39

England. Statutes Magna Carta to 20 Edw. I
Registrum brevium; Tracts

ca. 1292

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 36

England. Statutes [Magna Carta] to 21 Edward 1
Tracts; Registrum brevium

ca. 1293

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table and summary table

 

HLS MS No. 24

Registrum brevium with tracts

after 1294

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 49

England. Statutes. Magna Carta to 25 Edw. I
Registrum brevium
Calendar

ca. 1297

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 52

Registrum brevium

ca. 1300

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 33

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 28 Edw. 1; Britton; Brevia placitata; Tracts

ca. 1307

PDS

Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 184

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 28 Edw. 1, Registrum Brevium, Tracts

? ca. 1310

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 173

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 12 Edw. 2

? ca. 1320

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 12

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 3 Edw. 2

ca. 1325

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 28

England. Statutes Magna Carta to 12 Edw. 2. Register of Writs (c. 1325). Treatises.

ca. 1325

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 60

Registrum brevium; Novae narrationes

ca. 1325

PDS

Preliminary introduction and preliminary introduction and conclusion to the writs table. Lacks summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 177

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 5 Edw. 3

ca. 1335

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 32

England. Statutes Magna Carta to 9 Edw. 3 (27 Edw. 3)

ca. 1335 (ca. 1353)

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 174

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 10 Edw. 3 (36 Edw. 3)

ca. 1340 (1365)

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 45

Registrum brevium

ca. 1350

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 166

Registrum brevium

ca. 1350

PDS

Lacks introduction, introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 53

Registrum brevium

ca. 1371

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 165

Registrum brevium

ca. 1380

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table

 

HLS MS No. 19

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 9 Ric. 2

ca. 1386

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 34

Registrum brevium

ca. 1391–2

PDS

Substantially complete.

 

HLS MS No. 38

Registrum brevium judicialium

ca. 1400

PDS

Complete. For reasons explained in the Introduction, the summary table includes only the two major divisions of the manuscript

 

HLS MS No. 155

Registrum brevium, with tracts

ca. 1384, with additions into the 15th century

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 27

Registrum brevium

ca. 1424

PDS

Virtually complete.

 

HLS MS No. 170

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 9 Hen. 5 (8 Hen. 6)

ca. 1425 (1435)

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 22

Registrum brevium

ca. 1425

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 26

Registrum brevium

ca. 1426, with additions in the 16th century

PDS

Virtually complete.

 

HLS MS No. 23

Registrum Brevium

ca. 1430

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 20

England. Statutes, 8 Edw. 3 to 11 Hen. 6

ca. 1433

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 21

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 23 Hen. 6. Modus tenendi parliamentum. Magna Carta.

ca. 1445 (?ca. 1450)

PDS

Lacks summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 168

Registrum brevium

ca. 1450

PDS

Lacks introduction, introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 10

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 7 Edw. 4

ca. 1467

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 29

Calendar; Modus Tenendi Parliamentum;
Office of the Steward; Index of Statutes;
England. Statutes 1 Edw. 3 to 20 Ric. 2 (MS 29)
England. Statutes 1 Hen. 4 to 8 Edw. 4 (MS 30)

ca. 1468 (?ca. 1502)

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 30

Calendar; Modus Tenendi Parliamentum;
Office of the Steward; Index of Statutes;
England. Statutes 1 Edw. 3 to 20 Ric. 2 (MS 29)
England. Statutes 1 Hen. 4 to 8 Edw. 4 (MS 30)

ca. 1468 (?ca. 1502)

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 25

Registrum brevium

ca. 1476

PDS

Draft introduction; lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 61

Calendar; Registrum brevium
Articuli ad Novas Narrationes; List of Kings of England

ca. 1325–ca. 1500

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.


By HLS Manuscript Number
This table is arranged by the call number of the HLS manuscript. Clicking on the manuscript number will bring you to the Ames Foundation’s description of the manuscript, which lists the contents and links to specific images of the manuscript in the PDS; clicking on ‘PDS’ will bring you directly to the first image of the manuscript in the PDS.

 

HLS MS No. 10

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 7 Edw. 4

ca. 1467

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 12

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 3 Edw. 2

ca. 1325

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 19

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 9 Ric. 2

ca. 1386

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 20

England. Statutes, 8 Edw. 3 to 11 Hen. 6

ca. 1433

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 21

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 23 Hen. 6. Modus tenendi parliamentum. Magna Carta.

ca. 1445 (?ca. 1450)

PDS

Lacks summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 22

Registrum brevium

ca. 1425

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 23

Registrum Brevium

ca. 1430

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 24

Registrum brevium with tracts

after 1294

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 25

Registrum brevium

ca. 1476

PDS

Draft introduction; lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 26

Registrum brevium

ca. 1426, with additions in the 16th century

PDS

Virtually complete.

 

HLS MS No. 27

Registrum brevium

ca. 1424

PDS

Virtually complete.

 

HLS MS No. 28

England. Statutes Magna Carta to 12 Edw. 2. Register of Writs (c. 1325). Treatises.

ca. 1325

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 29

Calendar; Modus Tenendi Parliamentum;
Office of the Steward; Index of Statutes;
England. Statutes 1 Edw. 3 to 20 Ric. 2 (MS 29)
England. Statutes 1 Hen. 4 to 8 Edw. 4 (MS 30)

ca. 1468 (?ca. 1502)

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 30

Calendar; Modus Tenendi Parliamentum;
Office of the Steward; Index of Statutes;
England. Statutes 1 Edw. 3 to 20 Ric. 2 (MS 29)
England. Statutes 1 Hen. 4 to 8 Edw. 4 (MS 30)

ca. 1468 (?ca. 1502)

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 32

England. Statutes Magna Carta to 9 Edw. 3 (27 Edw. 3)

ca. 1335 (ca. 1353)

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 33

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 28 Edw. 1; Britton; Brevia placitata; Tracts

ca. 1307

PDS

Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 34

Registrum brevium

ca. 1391–2

PDS

Substantially complete.

 

HLS MS No. 36

England. Statutes [Magna Carta] to 21 Edward 1
Tracts; Registrum brevium

ca. 1293

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table and summary table

 

HLS MS No. 38

Registrum brevium judicialium

ca. 1400

PDS

Complete. For reasons explained in the Introduction, the summary table includes only the two major divisions of the manuscript

 

HLS MS No. 39

England. Statutes Magna Carta to 20 Edw. I
Registrum brevium; Tracts

ca. 1292

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 45

Registrum brevium

ca. 1350

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 49

England. Statutes. Magna Carta to 25 Edw. I
Registrum brevium
Calendar

ca. 1297

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 52

Registrum brevium

ca. 1300

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 53

Registrum brevium

ca. 1371

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 60

Registrum brevium; Novae narrationes

ca. 1325

PDS

Preliminary introduction and preliminary introduction and conclusion to the writs table. Lacks summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 61

Calendar; Registrum brevium
Articuli ad Novas Narrationes; List of Kings of England

ca. 1325–ca. 1500

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 155

Registrum brevium, with tracts

ca. 1384, with additions into the 15th century

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 165

Registrum brevium

ca. 1380

PDS

Preliminary introduction. Lacks introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table

 

HLS MS No. 166

Registrum brevium

ca. 1350

PDS

Lacks introduction, introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 168

Registrum brevium

ca. 1450

PDS

Lacks introduction, introduction and conclusion to the writs table, and summary table.

 

HLS MS No. 170

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 9 Hen. 5 (8 Hen. 6)

ca. 1425 (1435)

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 173

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 12 Edw. 2

? ca. 1320

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 174

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 10 Edw. 3 (36 Edw. 3)

ca. 1340 (1365)

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 177

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 5 Edw. 3

ca. 1335

PDS

Complete.

 

HLS MS No. 184

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 28 Edw. 1, Registrum Brevium, Tracts

? ca. 1310

PDS

Complete.