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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).


A Collection of Songs from the Town Museum and Gallery Polička

In 2022, the Town Museum and Gallery Polička provided access to a manuscript collection of Czech religious songs (shelf mark K 14) most likely from the 16th century, which was later complemented by further texts. It was mostly specified on what occasions individual songs were to be sung (the majority of them were intended for the movable and fixed feasts of the liturgical year). Only their beginnings were usually notated.


Manuscripts from the Czech Pharmaceutical Museum in Kuks

The Czech Pharmaceutical Museum in Kuks (a centre of Charles University in Prague – the Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové) digitised two manuscripts in 2022. The author of the codex which most likely comes from 1790 is the pharmacist Eduard Mengmann (Materia medica oder Artzney Buch, shelf mark HK475). The second manuscript is the register of the General Pharmaceutical Council in Prague (shelf mark HGL, inv. č. 4, kn. 1), which contains records related to its agenda – official decrees, lists of members and pharmacies, financial records, etc. – added gradually from the 1780s until the 1820s.