Eugene Barnes and David Dougherty manuscript
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a typed, annotated, and edited manuscript of Le Galien de Cheltenham.
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Biographical / Historical
Eugene Barnes and David Dougherty edited Le Galien de Cheltenham, an examination of a poem written in medieval French. This book received some unfavorable reviews regarding inaccuracies with Barnes' and Dougherty's Old French translations.
The edited work was based on an original volume of medieval poetry, Le geste de Garin de Monglane, also known as the Cheltenham Manuscript. The manuscript was purchased in 1861 by Sir Thomas Phillips (1792-1872). Le geste was number 26,092 of his collection at Cheltenham. The collection was dispersed over many decades, and much of it went to European national collections, and some came to the U.S.
Le geste was later purchased by the University of Oregon. It contains 458 leaves, 229 vellum folios, and is written in Old French lettres bâtardes, with capitals in gold and colors. It was bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, a noted London firm established in 1901 that continues to this day as SSZ Ltd.
The text is a medieval epic poem, containing five segments of the cycle of Guillaume d'Orange.
[Source: Kibler, William W. (1983). Review of the book: Le Galien de Cheltenham, edited by David M. Dougherty and Eugene B. Barnes.” Speculum. 58: 4, 1033-1035. Medieval Academy of America. ]
0.25 linear feet (4 containers) : 4 folders
Language of Materials
Eugene Barnes and David Dougherty published an edited work based on an original volume of medieval poetry, Le geste de Garin de Monglane, also known as the Cheltenham Manuscript. The collection consists of a typed, annotated, and edited manuscript of their work, Le Galien de Cheltenham.
Existence and Location of Copies
Copies of Barnes and Dougherty’s published work are available in the Knight library circulating collection, and also in Special Collections.
1 half manuscript box.
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