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Modern Manuscripts from the Museum of Bohemian Paradise in Turnov

In 2023, the Museum of Bohemian Paradise in Turnov provided access to two short modern Czech-language manuscripts. The earlier one is a set of medical recipes and household advice dated 1760 (shelf mark R 12), whereas the later one comprises 19th-century incantations against thieves and for their release (R 15).


Modern Manuscripts from the Strahov Library

In 2023, the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov – the Strahov Library digitised 22 modern manuscripts placed under the shelf mark DA V. Without exception, these are notes from lectures given at the Archbishop’s Seminary in Prague, at the studies of individual religious orders or at the university of Prague between the 17th century and the beginning of the 19th century. The lecturers included prominent church leaders and teachers of the time, such as the Irish Franciscans (Hibernians) Anthony Farrell and Eduard Tyrrell, the Premonstratensians Gilbert Jan Michael Himmer and Benedict Johann Nepomuk Pfeiffer, the Jesuit Martin Eisman, and the Cistercians Nivard Maschka and Hieronymus Besnecker.


Serbowka Collections Deposited in the Hórnik Sorbian Library

Serbowka manuscript collections, documenting the work and especially the literary and translation activities of the members of the association of the Sorbs studying in Prague, are deposited in the Hórnik Sorbian Library now. Within the first phase of digitisation, access has been provided to eighteen volumes, covering the time periods 1847-1849, 1850-1854, 1856-1859, 1861-1863, 1864-1866, 1883-1884, 1885-1887 a 1888-1890.


Manuscripts from the Regional Museum in Mikulov

In 2023, the Regional Museum in Mikulov digitised four more manuscripts from its collections. The earliest of them is a collection of sermons for movable and fixed feasts from approximately the 1450s (shelf mark MIK 6395). Around 1570, a copy of the commentary on the legal textbook Institutiones was made, based on lectures by Erdmann Copernicus (MIK 6396). A catalogue of the book collection of Ferdinand Hoffmann of Grünbüchl from the second half of the 16th century with later additions (MIK 6470) is related to the history of the Mikulov library. The last codex, coming from the 18th century, is written in Armenian and contains principles for the consecration of priests and the appointment of deacons (MIK 6476).