Contents and Arrangement

Vita Caroli Imperatoria, Bound Transscript, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists chiefly of Westcott's manuscript material for an edition of Einhard's Vita Caroli Imperatoris (or The Life of Charlemagne). Included is Westcott's transcription of the Einhard text taken from the "Cotton Manuscript" at the British Library, bound in a red, quarter morocco binding with marbled paper and marbleld edges. There are two small notebooks -- one labeled "Vita Kar. Magni" and the other "No. 3" -- both with holograph notes by Westcott, and a third, lined, notebook, with only a few used pages. Another manuscript bears the title "Mss. of Einhard's VITA KAROLI MAGNI as given by Pertz." Also included are some handwritten notecards and a small printed pamphlet by Alfred Holder published in Freiburg, Germany, about Einhard and the Vita Caroli .

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Vita Caroli Imperatoria, Bound Transscript; John Howell Westcott Collection, C1267, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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